When they ask ‘Miss, are you a lesbian?’, I tell them yes

When they ask ‘Miss, are you a lesbian?’, I tell them yes
 

“Miss, are you a lesbian?”
It’s never going to be your favourite question from a student. But at this moment, what could be worse? We were in the middle of filming a documentary, Mr Drew’s School for Boys, in a summer school for boys with behaviour problems. This was the one question I was hoping would not come up on camera.
I’d been working with the students for only three weeks and my sexuality was something I just did not want to deal with right now. I had not told any lies, but I had certainly been economical – evasive, perhaps – with the truth.
Now here we were, with TV cameras in... read more

 
13 March 2018 in Learning, Views: 69
Source: Guardian
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