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Veterans Park, Avon Lake, OH. Credit: Robert Criss, CC license.

Let’s Talk About Names: R. Leon

I kept my name when I got married. I refuse to call it my maiden name. It is my name.

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A beach in Monterey. Image used with permission of author.

Let’s Talk About Names: Nia

Having people see you the way you want to be seen – the way you see yourself – is a privilege. Without it, every day is a battle to have your identity validated, a battle against erasure and for self-determination.

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Grounded during the blizzard. Image used with permission of author.

Let’s Talk About Names: Robyn

The power of my own quest for authenticity may be my greatest lesson to impart as a parent.

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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Let’s Talk About Names: Rawls

I’m attached to my name because of the stories that come with it and because of the perspective they’ve given me on the world.

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The Women's Building, the first women-owned and -operated community center, in San Francisco. Image used with permission of author

Let’s Talk About Names: Andrea

While we’re demanding that women be treated equitably in this society, we’re saying that it’s up to women — still — to make the “proper” choice, like not taking their husbands’ names, to legitimize feminism.

by × April 2, 2013 × 9 comments
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.

by × March 26, 2013 × 2 comments
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Let’s Talk about Names: Nikki

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

by × March 18, 2013 × 17 comments