Sami, 10


¨I play basketball and lacrosse. I’ve been playing lacrosse since third grade. A long time. It is a big commitment and dedication. My mom is very athletic too. She does a lot of sports and she encourages me to do them too. She did basketball too when she was younger. Now she teaches sports medicine at Lakota East. She is not really feminine. When my parents got divorced I was able to meet my dad’s girlfriend, now ex-girlfriend. At the time it was hard to adjust but she was really good for me. She was a trainer, but she also loved doing makeup. She was really girly and interested in beauty. It was really cool to have another mother figure who taught me that femininity and strength can be one in the same.¨