“Everything I I have experienced I have experienced in a certain way because I am a woman. The way I connect with people would be very different if I weren’t female. I feel there is a learned behavior that is common in women. It involves listening and reflecting in a way that I don’t see in my male presenting friends. I don’t think it is a behavior that can’t be learned by them, but me and my female friends have practiced more. This way of communicating leads me to see a lot of beauty in other people and opens up a depth of connection that is extremely useful.” – Chloe Siegman is a theater arts major at Boston University.