Author Archives: Lily Zheng

Lily Zheng, '17, is a columnist for The Stanford Daily. She is a Psychology major, president of the student group Kardinal Kink, and interested in sex, identity, activism, kink, and how all of that squashes together here on Stanford and in the Bay Area. She will write about kink until the world stops spinning--that, or until she finally gets into that long-term ten-person relationship she's wanted for a while now. In her spare time, she enjoys playing first-person shooters, lounging around topless, and pretending to work on her novel. Contact her at lilyz8 'at' stanford.edu, she loves getting messages!

What is your gender?

Lily Zheng

While gender has been a historically common demographic question, asking it as a choice between two binary options leaves much to be desired. We should move from unquestionably asking “male or... Read More »

The anatomy of a no

Lily Zheng

We need more workshops on rejection, more conversations about vocalizing our differences and more understanding of what a “no” really means. When we acknowledge that a “no” is okay and provide... Read More »

Stand Against Normal

I #StandWithLeah because we’re all still lying down. The last few weeks have been a storm of controversial events: the Snapchat CEO’s leaked emails, Provost Etchemendy’s hasty response to the... Read More »