Names are full of meaning. Sometimes a name is part of a legacy passed down from our parents. Sometimes we assign meaning for ourselves. And when your name does not come easily on the tongues of other people, it can create moments of self-doubt. Community Change Communications Fellow Maris Medina explores what it’s like to have an uncommon name, and the journey she has traveled through identity, cultural understanding, and family relationships. How do you live up to your name?
What’s in My Name?
by Maris Medina | January 30, 2020 6:46 pm
Bio: Maris Medina is currently a multimedia journalism and public policy student at the University of Maryland. Along with producing monthly videos for Community Change, she produces videos for the university's School of Public Health and student-run newspaper The Diamondback. She's especially passionate about immigration, education policy, climate change, and women's rights. As a Filipina immigrant, she's driven to amplify the voices of marginalized individuals whom may otherwise not have their stories told. You can find her always lugging around a camera, going on a jog, or drinking some mango bubble tea.