I grew up with six younger brothers. On many occasions, my brothers insinuated I was inferior due to my gender. For instance, when I informed my brothers I was going to try out for Little League Baseball, they had a fit. In fact, they told me I would never make the team because I ran and threw like a girl. Well, this made me more determined than ever; especially after my parents and brothers told me to join a girls’ softball team instead. So, I signed up for tryouts and I made the team. That year I started at the first base position on a team with two of my brothers. That shut my brothers up for a while. Through the years, I proved to my brothers that girls can do anything boys can do and I’d like to believe they are better men for it.