Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What really is in a name?

Today, my class was invited by an older class of 12 - 14 year olds at our school to hear their spoken word performances about their identities. We heard about 20 students share a big part of themselves with us most gracefully and excellently. This part they shared with us - the story of their name - has inspired this.

Suparna Kudesia - I know there's just one in this world, but I don't think that makes me
Unique - just by virtue of being the only one named that in the world and I
Purposefully prefer to not be the only one because that makes me feel very lonely
And I know the things that make me me and how they make me different and
Rare, and I'm confident that it's got a whole lot more to do than just my
Name, even if I am the only Suparna Kudesia in the world
And even if I am the same as all the other named individuals, I know what makes me me.

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