Why I prefer Melanie to Mel

Melanie Wijeratna
Blue Star Ink
Published in
3 min readMay 24, 2024

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It all started when I was eleven…

Right this story is dedicated to

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This is the story of why I prefer my full name, to the shortened Mel.

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Once upon a time I was 11. I was late to the game of developing crushes on boys. So when it happened at 11, it came on full-blown-like.

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Melanie Wijeratna
Blue Star Ink

I am a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and a PROSCI-certified People Change Manager. I’m also an ultra-runner and have lived and worked all over.