The toilet guy

Sex on Tuesday

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This wouldn’t be the last time I haphazardly gave my body to somebody whose name I didn’t know. Desperately, I wanted to feel desired.
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Hi my name is …

Fresh Off the BART

We all change our culturally tied names to make them more palatable for the United States. A name is a beautiful thing — it should never be thrown away.
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Not Vietnamese enough

Off the Beat

Jennifer. This is your white name. Little Thảo didn’t understand the feelings that would come out of accepting this small change.
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Call me by my name

Off the Beat

To my fellow uniquely-named folks, please don’t feel as if you need to present the “easier” version when you introduce yourself.
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Making a name for myself

Alien on Campus

That afternoon, my friends and I came up with Andra, which both originated from my first name and would sound less foreign in the United States. And just like that, I was baptized.
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Deciding my own name

Off the Beat

Nothing will change unless I make the active decision to confront my indecision and find something solid to hold onto.
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