Throughout the course of our class we read and talked about a multitude of different topics. All of these readings educated me and opened my eyes to certain topics related to gender studies. Our most recent reading, College Transitions, by Pomerlau, caught my eye because the title referred to transitioning to college which we went through first semester, and are still going through now. I found this reading the most interesting and connected with it for a couple of reasons. As I was reading, I realized how much information was provided on safety, resources, and just general knowledge about trans people. One of the people that I am close to in my dorm building is trans, so this article opened my eyes about their experiences and the things they go through on a daily basis. On the news you see many articles about people getting bullied while they are transitioning and it causing depression and suicidal thoughts. This article speaks about how many students think college is a perfect time to start the transition, because it is a fresh new slate and nobody knows who you are. In high school there was this one boy who was going through a transition and everybody gave him a hard time for it since they were not sure which bathroom was appropriate for him to go in, which preferred name to be called by, and even which locker room to get dressed in. I give people a lot of credit for making that decision in high school because you have to face many obstacles. In college, you can come into it knowing exactly who you are and who you want to be and truthfully it will be a lot easier to make the transition. The article actually speaks about how the preferred gender pronouns you want to be called can be written on your university forms, rosters, and other online media. The article speaks about benefits but also speaks about the many obstacles trans students still face even to this day including bathroom use, harassment in general, and learning to interact with other students. Overall, it showed me that transitioning is a tough thing for people to do and everyone should be open and willing to accept and overcome these challenges without placing any judgment or making it difficult for anybody going through this process.