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#AskingForAFriend Ep.56

Today’s episode comes from John Backman (she/her). John, who also goes by Janelle, shares about why she believes names are important & why it’s important to use the names that people prefer. For trans and gender non-conforming people, names are more than just a way to differentiate one person from another: they often reflect a deeper sense of who they are and the way they self-identify. Referring to someone by the name they prefer is a way to show that you care and respect that person’s sense of identity.

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