Were you teased and called names during your childhood? My childhood was rife with bullies who called me by many names, but rarely by my formal one.
Many names I have heard could have been problematic. But here’s the thing…
People’s problems with me are just that–people’s problems.
I have come to realize that names are simply handles, something for people to hold briefly then let go without much ado.
What am I called? It depends on who you are. Below is a list of names I’ve been called (chronologically and not exclusively):
Remember the adage: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me.”
————–©2018 Stephanie Abbott. All rights reserved.
About this post: I am participating in a challenge to create daily during the month of November. While I have missed a day or two, this is my post for November 17. I was inspired by the writing prompt: “What are you called?” courtesy of Angela in the NaBloPoMo Revival group on Facebook. I doodled the image for a previous post, and felt it would complement this one too. See “Heart on my Sleeve” at https://stephabbottsays.com/2011/11/10/heart-on-my-sleeve/