Not The Pink One Growing Up Girl
Girls are supposed to like pink, and boys are supposed to like blue. What about all those other colors? As a girl, I didn’t like pink at all. It didn’t matter. My mother kept buying pink things.
One day, I got a Barbie doll with a pink case. It had a whole lot of pink accessories. I hated it! I carried that whole set down the street and traded it with a boy named Mike. What did he give me? His new baseball
I was maybe ten years old. I loved baseball and he hated it. I don’t think he really wanted my doll. He liked a girl over on the other block. He probably gave it to her.
My mother was absolutely angry about what I’d done. Sorry Mom, some girls just don’t like pink. Doesn’t mean they’re not girls.