Kate Farr, DN PhotoMeghan Holt, DN Photo Illustration
LGBTQ+

The gender binary withholds the actuality of nonbinary identities

There’s been a crippling weight on my shoulders for as long as I can remember. It wears me down and diminishes me. It conforms and restricts me to be something I’m not. When I was younger, I learned to escape this weight by changing different parts of my identity. As a five-year-old, I told my family to call me Tom — and no longer refer to me as Trinity — because I was a “tomboy.”




Meghan Holt, DN Illustration
OPINION

The art of experiencing memories through music

They introduced themselves sliding into the backseat of my car, shooting me a single glance. “Cool With You” by Hers was blasting on my car's speakers. They were quiet the whole time we were at dinner but loud in our first text messages after I dropped them back off at their dorm.