Ghebremusse applied to a year-long visiting professorship at the Allard School of Law, got an interview and was hired. After that temporary position ended, she landed a tenure-track professorship and became the only Black woman faculty member at Allard.
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Our first date was one of endurance. We walked for hours downtown and my shoulder grew tired from the regret of putting so much stuff in my bag in an earlier fit of nerves.
We complement each other well. Both of us live without and between gender, weaving our identities like tangled embroidery thread in a colourful drawer.
Dysphoria with my body and how I was perceived had come to a head and simply put, pretending to be a woman was no longer a viable option.
This whole issue being on the topic of gender and performance made me curious about peoples’ writing. Do we ‘perform’ our genders every time we sit down at the keyboard? In other words, could there be any signs in a person’s writing of what gender they are?
Mulan, who went to war in place of her father, was never a warrior by nature. She was just being punished by a sin that she had never committed.
University should be a safe space to experiment with expressing your identity through your look.
"I think mentorship means so much more between women when it’s covered with solidarity of knowing that it’s not just about those big issues that are often heavy and difficult, but it’s also about coming into these places with a sense of humour.”
I didn’t catcall women, brag about sexual conquests or demean people with names. So how could I be affected by toxic masculinity?
Here are three boxes each of which i do not fully belong/ but I do not think of this as unfortunate.
Mystique and Villanelle each fight against a world that tries to limit their capabilities and desires. They inspired me to be brave by being myself.
One morning when I was in Grade Five I woke up with a giant pimple on my left cheek.
If women could be all those things, why didn’t I want to be like them?
Our minds are trained to believe that certain activities or feelings are attributed to men or women
It’s a funny thing, to feel hollow.