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This past weekend, Julissa Emile, a19-year-old student at Wheelock College in Boston, MA, attended a collegiate poetry slam competition in Chicago with her school’s slam team.

This past weekend, Julissa Emile, a19-year-old student at Wheelock College in Boston, MA, attended a collegiate poetry slam competition in Chicago with her school's slam team.

This was Emile's (pictured above on the left) first year attending the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, a weekend-long event that is held each year.

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During some downtime from the competition, Emile and a few friends gathered in a gender-neutral restroom to take some selfies. She shared a series of the photos on Twitter, which spread quickly in the following days.

During some downtime from the competition, Emile and a few friends gathered in a gender-neutral restroom to take some selfies. She shared a series of the photos on Twitter, which spread quickly in the following days.

“A gender neutral bathroom but every time I take a picture more queer people get in the photo,” she captioned the photoset.

Twitter: @QueenIdle

The four photos feature Emile — striking nearly the same pose in each frame — but in each selfie, one additional person appears beside her.

The four photos feature Emile — striking nearly the same pose in each frame — but in each selfie, one additional person appears beside her.

Twitter: @QueenIdle

“I was just taking selfies in this amazing bathroom and then my friend Madaline joined me, and then Ellie and Lucas and Jeffry came in,” Emile told BuzzFeed News of the impromptu photo shoot.

"I was just taking selfies in this amazing bathroom and then my friend Madaline joined me, and then Ellie and Lucas and Jeffry came in," Emile told BuzzFeed News of the impromptu photo shoot.

Twitter: @QueenIdle


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