“I was an intern as an undergrad in a photo studio and the photographer and I were having a small argument. I was mad that he went thru my photography bag without asking and he was mad that my bag wasn’t organized. We worked together all day without really speaking to one another and then at the end of the day he came up to me from behind and I was wearing a sleeveless shirt and he grabbed me and kissed me on the arm and said, “I’m so glad you are here.” I left and I felt disgusting. I told the University and they made me call him and tell him why I was quitting. He denied that he kissed me and asked why I was doing this to him. The University put a note in his file saying not to send female interns there. So nothing happened to him but I lost my internship. I started thinking that’s how the world works. It didn’t scar me and this incident doesn’t define me but it would not have happened if I were a man. I saw him about five years ago. He didn’t even remember me.” - Shannon Johnstone is a photographer and professor of art at Meredith College.