My Dad Let Me Wear Man Pants: The Story of How I Became a Lesbian

Pants are a gateway drug to alternative lifestyles Photo by Pixabay from Pexels
Pants are a gateway drug to alterative lifestyles Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

Picture it…Appalachia 1986

I was a blank canvas. I could have been anything. I had so much potential. The stars that would light my future had not yet been scattered into the entropy of an ever calling abyss of dreams.

In the summer of 1996 it happened. I was nearly 6 feet tall, shoulders roughly the volume equivalent of a…