Growing up for me wasn't snow-cones and sunshine. There was little frolicking in the snow and building whimsical gingerbread houses. The better part of my childhood was spent merely trying to disappear or survive.
Pretty much every job I've had as an adult has been in a male dominated field. I literally can't count the number of times I've had to wade through miles of misogyny just to get them to realize my mouth is making actual words that they should actually listen to.