a seven year old's identity crisis

Some days, I hate school. Public, private, etc. My daughter is still developing her identity. She knows what she likes and what she doesn't. She LOVES basketball and skateboarding. She loves anything with four legs and fur. One of her favorite activities is training Zoe to pull her on a skateboard.

She also loves sparkly Princess-like dresses and getting her nails done.

She hates being forced to choose between her love of sports and "boy things" and being "a girl" by the people she calls friend. I hate watching her trying to decide who she is and what she wants to be. I try to empower her and let her know that it's okay to be a kick butt skatergirl and that it's also okay to like to wear dresses and get a mani/pedi. The two do not need to be mutually exclusive. But in her head that is the case, and as her mother it's painful to watch.