I’m not changing my name.
I was born with it, I love it, I’m keeping it.
I just read an article about a Black woman changing her name to meet the requirements of big corporations. She dropped the first part of her name and just used her middle name “Marie” because that sounded more “professional”.
My name is apart of who I am.
When I was younger, I used to hate it because people would pronounce it wrong and come up with a shorter version because it was “too long”.
As I grew older, I started to realize how unique my name was. From the beginning to end, my entire name is like music to my ears.
I love it so much, that I use my first and middle name for everything.
Lashaunta Shanese is my brand.
I decided to use my real name because this is who I am. My name doesn’t take away my ability to do a job just as good as a “Ashley” or “Taylor”.
I’m going to get far in life with this name and whoever doesn’t want to work with me because if it, didn’t deserve to be in my presence anyway.
As a Black woman, I’m dedicated to showing younger girls that your name is not difficult.
Use it and be proud of it.
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