Pronouns are not a suggestion

Thinking Outside the Binary

Should transgender people feel the need to keep changes to themselves, sacrificing their comfort so others don’t have to struggle in transition with them?
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Death from a distance

To the Left

When you are conscious of someone’s last waking moments, whether it be a person or a pet, you become suffocated by the distance.
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Transfer pride

Cal in Color

There’s an initial pinprick of fear that makes me wonder whether knowing that I transferred from a community college would make people see me differently.
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Look me in the eye

Off the Beat

As a Korean American woman, it feels as though every decision I make about my appearance is intertwined with my race, gender, identity and cultural history.
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Speaking against a man

Thinking Outside the Binary

Too many men in my life have caved to peer pressure when in the presence of other men, remaining silent or participating in demeaning humor and language.
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Society’s fear of heights

Sex on Tuesday

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen the bio, “6’1” ’cause I guess that matters.” And you know what? It kind of does matter. But it’s not our fault.
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I met my best friend on Omegle

To the Left

The internet was the perfect escape from my social anxiety. Omegle, an online chatroom for “meeting strangers and making new friends,” was where I lived.
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