Life in 100 Words

A Unique look into life, 100 words at a time.

What's in a Name?

"We were made in his image, then call us by our names." It's hard being black and a woman, but now my name is an issue.

My name is Mahneerah (mah-nee-rah). Arabic for first born of a pair.

So that alone puts my application in the garbage?

Our names are representations of our culture, or family history,  maybe our parents were trying to be unique.

We can't help the names we were given.

Our parents gave us our birth names, the world gives us the name of Nigger.

Our names do not make us less smart, beautiful, or less qualified.