Middle Path Voices: JaeJune Lee and Reina Thomas

The Thrill is proud to feature personal narratives courtesy of the Kenyon community. Today’s videos come to us via Middle Path Voices, a project initiated by Wanufi Teshome ’16, and featuring JaeJune Lee ’17 and Reina Thomas ’14. For more information, or if you’d like to be involved with Middle Path Voices Project, contact Wanufi at teshomew@kenyon.edu.

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Middle Path Voices: Sierra De Leon/Tim Jurney

The Thrill is proud to feature personal narratives courtesy of the Kenyon community. Today’s videos come to us via Middle Path Voices, a project initiated by Wanufi Teshome ’16, and featuring Sierra De Leon ’16 and Tim Jurney ’15. For more information, or if you’d like to be involved with Middle Path Voices Project, contact Wanufi at teshomew@kenyon.edu.

Check out Middle Path Voices’ discussion with Tim Jurney ’15 after the jump!

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Personal Narrative: “I’m A Sexist, Homophobic Racist”

The Thrill is proud to feature personal narratives. Today’s is authored by Michael “Trixie” Kengmana ’14.

My name is Michael Kengmana. I’m a 21 year old Jewish-American man of Asian descent who has grown up living a privileged life and has been lucky enough to not have the racial problems that plague America affect me nearly as badly as they affect many. As a man I’ve never had to think about my gender as something that got in my way or something I could be belittled for. As a heterosexual I’ve never had to worry about being ridiculed for my sexuality, discriminated against because of my sexuality, or having basic rights of citizenship denied to me because of it. You might ask yourself, then why am I writing about a problem that has not truly affected me personally? I am writing this because I am part of the problem. Continue reading

Reproduction by Budding: Asexuality at Kenyon

This post has been authored anonymously as the second in a series of Thrill narratives about sex and sexuality.

The asexual pride flag.

The asexual pride flag.

“So, like, do you photosynthesize?”

Yes. I do. I am a plant. These limbs and this breathing thing and those eyeballs? Non-existent. I am a plant and not someone who just told you their biggest secret. Continue reading

Kenyon Plus Sibling

Chairs Gathering - Kenyon College

College is a stage of our lives where we are often removed from our families for the first time, but this is not always so. Many of us have siblings here, or at other schools, with whom we share very close bonds, experiences, academic interests and even professors. This piece is the first in a planned series on relationships with one’s siblings while in college.

I was a little apprehensive to come to the same school as my sister. We’d both gone to the same, small, high school, been involved in the same activities, had the same teachers, even the same friends. My sister and I are very close, but I always felt that I was following in her shadow. Continue reading