Applying to be Woman

Samantha Segrist

after Terrance Hayes

  1. Must be lean and fit 

  2. but not over 150 pounds.  

  3. Must be shorter than men 

  4. but not shorter than the rest of Man. 

  5. Must be skilled in bed 

  6. but not if it means having any previous experience. 

  7. Must be kind and assertive  

  8. but not a bitch. 

  9. Must express perfection 

  10. in appearance, thought, and action 

  11. but not if it means appearing better than others. 

  12. To be a woman is to be an oxymoron, but  

  13. I am not a moron. I am a woman, 

  14. a woman that I define myself. 

Contributor's Note

Samantha Segrist is a senior studying Applied Communication Studies. She does not know what she wants to do with her life, but that is okay. She is deciding to trust where God will take her, because His ways are good even when they are unknown. She wants to thank her parents, her boyfriend, her friends, her dog, and her cat for everything they have done and for the people (and animals) that they are.