Sign in

ZORA
Unapologetic. Ours. A publication from Medium for Black women.

Names

In ZORA. More on Medium.

I used to allow people — even my brother — to mispronounce my name. I finally put a stop to it.


Name changes can be an act of self-preservation and confirmation in how we show up in the world — and on paper

An illustration of a woman, split in half with 2 different colors, crossing her arms and holding her face.
An illustration of a woman, split in half with 2 different colors, crossing her arms and holding her face.
Illustration: Jenn Kitagawa


Yep it’s a long name and it’s fine if you don’t quite get it first time

Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store