Prism & Pen
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Gender and Ice Cream

What a sweet, sweet dream.

Gender’s like ice cream, if you know what I mean, floating through life as if it were a dream. When a stranger asks, “What’s in front of my screen?” I roll out red carpets and set up the scene.

Vanilla is sweet, a classical taste. So in this story, it is the base. Assigned at birth, with little consent, we don’t speak of flavors like pecan or mint. I sit in…



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Joseph Coco

Big haired #Leo who writes about existing as a Queer POC in America. Louisiana Creole. New Orleans. I’m the dramatic southern belle your parents love!