This past weekend, Julissa Emile, a 19-year-old student at Wheelock College in Boston, attended a collegiate poetry slam competition in Chicago with her school's slam team.
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, and the tweet spread like fire in the following days.
The four photos feature Emile — striking nearly the same pose in each frame — but in each selfie, one additional person appears beside her.
"I was just taking selfies in this amazing bathroom and then my friend Madaline joined me, and then Ellie and Jeffry came in," Emile told BuzzFeed News of the impromptu photo shoot.
The combination of the selfies and the caption clearly spoke to people. The tweet, which is based on a popular meme, reached over 20,000 retweets by Monday morning.
According to Emile, all the students in the photo do identify as queer.
"Personally, I think gender-neutral bathrooms are a necessity," she said. "Everyone deserves the right to exist in a public space."
The bathroom was located inside a university building at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where the slam competition was being hosted.