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Washington Square News

I can be for Ignorance

I can be for Ignorance

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Senior Reporter September 19, 2019

[but if I start defining “ignorance,” I am going to scream] Email Anna-Dmitry at [email protected]

I is for I don’t (f-cking) know

I is for I don’t (f-cking) know

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Senior Reporter September 19, 2019

[I don’t f-cking know! because today I got misgendered a billion and eighty-three times or so it seems, and I am tired, and I don’t know, and non-binary people shouldn’t always explain themselves...

H is for Happy

H is for Happy

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Senior Reporter September 19, 2019

Happy is how you (I) feel when you (I) are yourself without being threatened for being the beautifulpowerfulpreciousimportantradiant person you are.  Happy is how I feel with my head freshly shaved....

G is for Gone (!)

G is for Gone (!)

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Senior Reporter September 19, 2019

This one is universal because everyone dies. Dying makes you so very human and there’s nothing wrong with that (there are many things wrong with that).       Men die.        Women die.   ...

F is for F-g (!)

F is for F-g (!)

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Senior Reporter September 19, 2019

I was never called a “f-g.” I never called anyone a “f-g.” I would never call someone a “f-g.” I was often called a “d-ke” and, understandably, I’m not a fan of strangers yelling at...

E is for Elena (Yelena) Klimova

E is for Elena (Yelena) Klimova

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Senior Reporter September 19, 2019

“Children 404” saved my life. “Children 404” saved my friend’s life. He and I are both thriving and growing these days thanks to Elena. Her brain-child, “Children 404,” was founded in 2013...

D is for D-ck

D is for D-ck

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Senior Reporter September 19, 2019

A d-ck is something not all women have. It also isn’t something all men have. That’s a pretty simple one. Not everyone has a d-ck. Whether you have one or you don’t doesn’t make you a man or a...

C is for Coming Out

C is for Coming Out

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Senior Reporter September 19, 2019

I came out twice for the first time and a million times in-between because for us, queer people from all walks and paths, coming out never ends. Usually, it happens with every new person you introduce...

B is for Binary (not)

B is for Binary (not)

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Senior Reporter September 19, 2019

Are you a boy or are you a girl? I don’t know what you mean by that. Do you like pink or do you like blue? I like cotton-candy colored sunsets. Thought process one can hurt someone (and oneself)...

A is for Anna

A is for Anna

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Senior Reporter September 19, 2019

Hi. My name’s Anna. I tend to like it more often than not. I’m just a little-big significant-insignificant human wanting to rant and vent, and share their perspective on living in their body, with...

Illustrated by Rachel Lee.

The Story of Boy

By Jake Schick , Voices Staff Writer September 16, 2019

Illustration by Rachel Lee. Boy was depressed mainly because his mother and father had decided to name him “Boy.” As a seven-year-old, Boy ran away from home, but he only made it to the next-door...