Growing up as a kid, I was raised in what I perceived as a gender-neutral setting. I was the first child; my brother wasn’t born for five and a half more years. My parents basically let me do what I wanted, and let me be naturally who I was. My favorite color was blue, so that was the color room I had growing up (along with muppets wall paper). I hated wearing dresses, and loved playing with my METAL Tonka Truck in the dirt as much as I liked playing with my Barbie dolls. Knees and elbows were always scraped up from falling on the asphalt playing kickball in grade-school.