Thursday, December 17, 2009

De-genderizing a name

I decided to embark on a journey to de-genderize a name. The name I've decided on is Tom.

When I first went to work at Hot Topic, I introduced myself by my real name, a traditional woman's name. But I told them to call me Tom. While they thought it was weird then, they're used to it now and they even told me that now they think of it as a unisex name like Erin/Aaron.

So I'm going to embark on this journey to de-genderize a name. Strangers asking for my name will be told it's Tom and hopefully, they start to look at it different!

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