Project Open Voices: Old Kenyon


The Thrill is proud to feature personal narratives courtesy of Project Open Voices, a coalition of students providing a platform for open dialogue on campus. Today’s essay is titled “Old Kenyon” and was authored anonymously. POV is accepting submissions for their newest publication until November 16th, so if you want to share your story, email If you would like to remain anonymous, you can submit by signing into a second email account: (password: kenyoncollege). POV meets Saturdays at 4pm in the Bemis music room in Peirce; new faces are always welcome. 

While making out and dancing with girls, I have been “cheered on” by bros at Old Kenyon. This belittles my sexuality and removes my agency. I was not doing it for them, and it was not for their enjoyment. Once when a boy found out I was gay, his response was if I would be in a threesome with him. While these were situations that arose when people were under the influence, I do not think that counts as an excuse.

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