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I changed my full name
first, middle, last.
What does this mean for you?
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Same me you've always known, and more...
Why change my entire name?
The name I was given as a child was to protect me in a world gone crazy with hate, controls, and otherness. It is a sturdy, simple name, and it's done a good job for me. At a cost. It was a relief to those on both sides of my family who came to this country, not so long ago, not well received, having given up and lost much, even everything, including their names, their religion, their families, in some cases through brutality, their homes and more.
Exchanging some fears for others, losses of dignity for others, deprivations for others, old hopes and joys for new ones,
they would say they had all in all gained better lives for all of us.
I am grateful for the risks they took in their decisions.
And yet, many of the hopes they pinned to my sturdy name have not materialized. Many of the protections given to me by my name and the relinquishing of theirs, did not improve our world deeply or quickly enough. Many of their experiences and troubles were taught to me, directly and indirectly, by them, and the world around me.
It stops, in part, by keeping our home names, keeping our truths visible.
My Nonna's name is Liberata, and now it is also mine.
How strange, her name of liberty had to be changed for my mother to Loretta.
I carry them and many others in me, my eyes, my hands, my heart, and my actions.
They gave this promise to me, in love. In love, I am giving a promise back to them.
This begins the bones of the story.
We all have to step into our lived story, and know our own passions with our experiences. My name is part of that, and part of honoring my family, my present, and my future.
My I AM.
What is your truth that calls for action, that moves you in powerful and compassionate ways to connect with your divine spark? Your understanding of the world and sense of belonging? There is no other.
We are meant to be curious about and connected with each other
in our sameness and our differences.
If I love myself, I love you.
If I love you, I love myself.
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