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About Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones is a rising senior at Emerson College in Boston where he is double-majoring in Writing, Literature, & Publishing and Theatre Studies. He began writing in high school for his local newspaper and has since been published or held editing positions in various college publications. He has interned with the Boston Book Festival and Samuel French, Inc., based in New York City. He hopes to find a career combining his interests in theatre, literature, and gender. If you have any ideas concerning this or have a particularly amusing comment, feel free to get in touch with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.


  1. I wouldn’t know where to start addressing this topic!

    Where do you start as an ethnically diverse, gay, crippled, agnostic Buddhist male, who does not give two hoots for social class boundaries and economic barriers?

    What happens when someone assumes that because of a handicap you are incapable of functioning fully?

    They get re-educated – if necessary with walking aids inserted in orifices at supersonic speeds! P^) It’s been seen to act as quite a deterrent!

  2. I once was assumed to be conservative, which was actually a sort-of-compliment (from an enlightened moderate) because I see myself as a conservative from a future, more civilized age.

  3. I’m an American Indian male, but have usually been mistaken for female by non-Native people. When I was 16 I felt traumatized when I was out with a group of friends, and the female student sitting next to me got into an argument with the waitress about my gender. Frustrated, she turned to me and ripped open my shirt to expose my chest and “win” her argument. But one of my funniest moments of gender assumption was when I was with one of my closest female friends, and an adult asked her, “Are you two sisters?” And she replied, “Sisters? We’re not even Catholic!”

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