Archive for March, 2013

Beach at Hoek Van Holland. Image used with permission of author.

Let’s Talk About Names: Flavia

I became comfortable with my name, because I realized I could have easily been deprived of it.

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Bruno Mars Talks Names

Bruno Mars on why he stopped using his Puerto Rican father’s last name and took a stage name instead.

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Science Playground at Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton, FL. Image by Theory, CC license.

Let’s Talk About Names: Mattie

Who am I really, if I change with every person I meet? Maybe we are all events, shaped by circumstance and those around us. All choose your own adventures for our readers’ liking.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Let’s Talk About Names: Ali, hooks, Lee Boggs

The relationship individuals have with their names is influenced by myriad individual and cultural experiences, alongside those that are social and political.

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Image used with permission of author.

Let’s Talk About Names: Hafidha

The thing about names – including nicknames, legal names and surnames – is that they all belong to you, yet they interact with the world.

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Review: Chris Stedman’s “Faitheist”

My review of Chris Stedman’s book Faitheist, on interfaith activism between religious and nonreligious people, is on the Bitch Magazine blog today

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[AWH Classic] Fear of Falling

“I’m not scared of heights; I’m scared of falling.” Somehow that seems like an appropriate caption for my life right now.

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Let’s Talk about Names: Nikki

Choosing a name, from the perspective of a transracial adoptee.

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Changes of heart and our better selves

I’ve been thinking today about the tensions between what should be the basis of collective morality and policy and the messy, complicated, imperfect realities of politics and social interaction.

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