The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus


Dashka Slater

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The 57 Bus: Part 4: Dancing Summary & Analysis

At the dance, everything is perfect. “The dress is pretty and Sasha is pretty and the room is pretty and Nemo is pretty,” Slater writes. Sasha loves ballroom dancing, and tonight “nobody is going to mistake them for a boy.” “What I want,” Sasha explains, “is for people to be confused about what gender I am.” That doesn’t “happen too often.”
As genderqueer, Sasha questions their gender and doesn’t exactly know if they are male or female. They want everyone else to be just as confused about their gender as they are, and that is why they wear a skirt every day.
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