What’s Real is What I Want to be Called

Someone wrote…

I go by the initials of my chosen name, and because I work with little kids, a lot of them ask my “real” name. They clarify with “the name your parents gave you when you were born.” It was hard to figure out at first – how much of the truth should I give?

I’m a horrible liar – but I’ve learned to say that my chosen name is my “full name” and my initials are my “real name.” This makes sense to them, and is true! What’s real is what I want to be called, and my birth name doesn’t even have to be part of it.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on August 27th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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