I used to hate my name. Not the name per se, but the way it was used against me, to admonish me, to tell me how I was bad. Inherently bad, Flavia es una hija de puta, he, they, many said. I was then my mother’s daughter. The daughter of. I hated the sound, I hated being named, I hated the way my name was pronounced to imply discipline, to coerce, to subdue.

Let’s Talk About Names: Flavia

Today I’m part of the “Let’s talk about names” roundtable, talking about names, State violence and the Nomen Nescio (N.N) of Europe.

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