I became comfortable with my name, because I realized I could have easily been deprived of it.
Bruno Mars on why he stopped using his Puerto Rican father’s last name and took a stage name instead.
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.
The relationship individuals have with their names is influenced by myriad individual and cultural experiences, alongside those that are social and political.
The thing about names – including nicknames, legal names and surnames – is that they all belong to you, yet they interact with the world.
My review of Chris Stedman’s book Faitheist, on interfaith activism between religious and nonreligious people, is on the Bitch Magazine blog today
“I’m not scared of heights; I’m scared of falling.” Somehow that seems like an appropriate caption for my life right now.
Choosing a name, from the perspective of a transracial adoptee.
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.