The 57 Bus Setting & Symbolism

Dashka Slater
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The 57 Bus

This is the bus that Sasha rode home each day as part of their commute, and where Richard set Sasha's skirt on fire. The bus was large and filled with people, and the driver did not immediately know what happened. Two men on the bus rushed to Sasha's aid, helping to put out the fire quickly.

Sasha's Skirts

Sasha chose to wear skirts most days as part of their non-gender conforming apparel. The skirt became a trademark part of their clothing, and Sasha's friends wore skirts to school one day as a show of solidarity. The skirts are symbolic on several levels. First, they show Sasha's non-conforming attitude, which Sasha and their friends embraced but which made Sasha a target for those who disliked that attitude. They also showed support for the right to make non-conforming choices, when all of Sasha's friends wore them to school...

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