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The Orange Journal

What You’re Really Saying When You Get My Name Wrong

And why I’m not letting it bother me anymore

Image used under license from Jumpstory. Speech and t-shirt text added by Author.

I often can’t find the can opener when it’s right in front of me. I hear judgement in your tone when my confidence is low, even though your voice is, in fact, neutral. And sometimes you spell my name wrong, even when replying to a message with my name written correctly at the top.



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Ellane W

Designer and educational publisher for 30 years+. Plain-text advocate. Still using paper, but less of it.