CS Shushok (C'24), an English and Geology major, published an opinion piece entitled, "I am a nonbinary young person in Tennessee: My dress is not drag" in the Tennesseanwhich was then picked up by national outlets. 

CS, who uses they/them pronouns, addresses the effect of drag bans on non-binary people, whose "everyday acts" of wearing clothing are not drag, but can come under the same punitive measures. They articulate how drag performers and non-binary people are not identical, and that mischaracterizing one as the other does harm to both. Their piece was picked up first by Yahoo News, and then by USA Today. Shushok, a standout English major, developed the piece through an assignment in Dr. Isabel Duarte-Gray's Studies in Poetry course.