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Coming out should not be a requisite for queer people

Coming out should not be a requisite for queer people

October 27, 2021
Ayanna Columbus ’24 argues that coming out is a racialized process that puts burden on queer people to justify their existence.
The things that try to undo me

The things that try to undo me

February 10, 2021
In the first op-ed for the Record's Black History Month column, Ayanna Columbus '24 shares how her race and gender have shaped the way she interacts with the world, and recounts her struggle against the pressures to conform to standards of whiteness and femininity.
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