I am 29 years old and I work as a motorcycle safety instructor and as a part-time education professional at the Portland Community College Welding Training Facility on a shipyard in N. Portland. I also teach drums and manage bands for Portland's Rock N' Roll Camp For Girls. As a masculine woman specializing in a male-dominated instrument and working in such male dominated environments, my masculinity credibility are constantly being challenged. I do what I want, I don't hurt others, I dress in men's clothes, and I don't take any shit. My masculinity can be very threatening to cis men, especially the older ones. I can read it in their faces when I tell them what to do or cut them off when they try to call me sweetie or mansplain something they really know nothing about. It confuses them when women treat them like they don't need them, and it terrifies them to know that they really aren't needed because there is nothing they can do that I can't.