Microaggressions

I’m a student teacher at a high school in a relatively liberal Midwestern town.  We had a substitute teacher for a few days in a row and as she was leaving, asked me if I had a “special someone” in my life.  I replied that I was engaged and she asked about my fiance: “What does HE do?”  I am a lesbian, engaged to my partner. Cornered, forced to come out to a stranger, like I needed to provide an explanation as to HOW I could possibly be engaged to a woman, annoyed at the assumption that I’m straight




January 1st, 2013 | Comments (0)

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