During my first year at KG I was absolutely overjoyed with the extreme contrast in quality when compared to the years suffered in grade school. I was hit by an overwhelming feeling of being utterly content with where my choice of school had led me. This change in scenery allowed a new character with newly found confidence to surface and prosper. However, this new and improved version of myself encountered a staggering truth as my sophomore year neared its end. The sheer pride of having entered this new school diminished greatly as the heteronormativity of this school’s education and people became apparent.
You see, this new and improved version of myself did not only have increased confidence, it also came to terms with my sexuality. With such realisations it only seemed natural to join the organisation KG pride, in order to find new people that for certain would not mind my sexuality. My expectations were to find bar friends for places to the likes of Side Tracks, but the reality of it all was much too different. KG pride was an organisation devoted to decrease heteronormative views in education and behaviour in people – views that up until then had been unbeknownst to me.
“I am called a woman because I am more feminine than the other men in my class” and “On a test I was forced to answer: is it wrong to be gay?” are mere examples of heteronormative and discriminatory situations. Hearing that neither teachers nor principals handle these atrocities has made me loathe each and every step I take in our school.
A school that has made me evolve into a person I am content with was a conception of KG that I had maintained up until now. I was proud to say that I walked these halls from early morning till late afternoon. I was proud to say I went to the number one school in Stockholm. That was then, and now all sense of pride I held with our school has been completely disintegrated.
Join KG pride at the annual meeting 13th of May to help prevent heteronormative behaviour and discrimination.
The world only spins forward… Make our school do so too…
I första avsnittet av Project Mental Health podden får du följa Sara Enegren och Claudia Skoglund när de pratar med sin biologilärare, Josefine Reimark, om vad hormonerna egentligen gör i våran kropp. Har du alltid fått höra “Det beror på hormonerna” men inte riktigt förstått varför? Då ska du ta och lyssna på detta avsnitt!
Anonymous Author | 12 Jan
Kära lärare, Jag ser ert slit, hårda arbete och engagemang. Jag ser att ni i er roll som lärare gör ert bästa för att göra svåra ämnesområden lättare att förstå, framställa verbformer som något intressant och ofta tror på oss elever. Nu vill jag be er om något. Jag vill be er att se mig […]