On being the 'B'

On being the 'B'

I like girls.

I also like guys. 

It’s overwhelming to look back on how things have changed since I went to college in 2007. At the time, same-sex marriage was only legal in Massachusetts. And I was in my senior year when Tyler Clementi’s heartbreaking suicide dominated the news.

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在這裡我可以寫什麼,不是嗎?

在這裡我可以寫什麼,不是嗎?

你好。我是學生。(NǏ HǍO. WǑ SHÌ XUÉSHĒNG.)


Did you get that? It was a pretty simple declaration: “Hello. I am a student.” It’s one of the few phrases I remember from taking Mandarin Chinese, back in the old days when RPI offered language classes.

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