No, I Won't Anglicize My Name to Comfort White Americans – Refinery29

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“For many folks, not anglicizing their name sends a powerful message: It’s a sign of taking up space, belonging, and acceptance. For others, it’s about honoring their identity.” 
“Names are political.”
“I refuse to change my name because that’s not who I am. My name defines me, and I love it as it is.”
“In some ways, my name was given to me. But in the most important ways, my name was chosen by me because I affirmed it for myself.” 
“I’m really proud of my name, and I want to be called by it.”


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