March 21, 2013
Hi everyone:
For those of you who have been following the uproar over Smith College —another prominent women’s college— horrible policy of not admitting trans* women into their undergraduate program, this may be of interest.
I applied to Simmons College —a prominent women’s college— with an application that clearly identified me as a trans* woman and spoke of my work within the trans* community. They never questioned my gender markers or asked me about being trans* and  responded with the letter above.
To all who work in admissions at Simmons, thank you for leading by example. Smith —despite being labeled a safe haven for the queer community— clearly has a lot to learn from your institution.
-Alex Sennello

Hi everyone:

For those of you who have been following the uproar over Smith College —another prominent women’s college— horrible policy of not admitting trans* women into their undergraduate program, this may be of interest.

I applied to Simmons College —a prominent women’s college— with an application that clearly identified me as a trans* woman and spoke of my work within the trans* community. They never questioned my gender markers or asked me about being trans* and  responded with the letter above.

To all who work in admissions at Simmons, thank you for leading
by example. Smith —despite being labeled a safe haven for the queer community— clearly has a lot to learn from your institution.

-Alex Sennello

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    PROUD of my school and PROUD of the amazing women who are my peers.
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    I was really surprised I got into Simmons too, as a trans woman. Like Alex, I wasn’t able to attend due to financial...
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