The Big Question
Is Gender Central to Sense of Self? by Vidushi Sharma and Zachary Kligler


Vidushi Sharma is graduating from Ridgewood High School in New Jersey this spring and will attend Stanford University in the fall. She enjoys spending time outdoors, playing tennis, reading, and sketching scenes wherever she travels.
Zachary Kligler is a freshman at Saint Ann’s School. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Aside from writing, he enjoys rock climbing, and dancing.
Artwork by Caie Kelley
  1. Our gender is not central to what we are. It is merely a way of divining certain individuals. Anyone can be good, anyone can be evil, but among all of us, is there one with a pure soul? Is there one who is sacred above others, you deserves life? If there is, does it matter whether they are short or tall? Thick or thin? No. So why should it matter if such a person is a man or a woman?