A stick figure yelling a flurry of “Amy!”’s at a wall, bouncing off in a pile. Corporate logos on the right, behind the wall.
Shouting your new name at private enterprise isn’t very effective.

100 hours of name change labor

A photograph of before and after UW iSchool name badges.
Information about information school affiliation.

Names as information

A photograph of a King County Courthouse front desk.
A photograph of a King County Courthouse front desk.
The King County Courthouse room for paying for a name change.

Changing my legal name

The judge who approved my name change.
The social security office clerk who submitted by request.
The desks at a Washington licensing center.
The desks at a Washington licensing center.
Waiting to submit my name change request to the Washington department of licensing.
My driver’s license photo.
My driver’s license photo.
All driver’s license photos are terrible, but I like this one better than my old one :)
British Airways wouldn’t let me update anything because the gender marker on my passport didn’t match my preferred title of “Ms.” Only in England do titles matter so much!

Changing my name in Internet accounts

Changing my publications

Design implications

Professor of programming + learning + design + justice at the University of Washington Information School. Trans; she/her. #BlackLivesMatter.