That’s Not My Name!

In this week's podcast Leyla talks mainstream pushback around pronouncing names and why it's so important to do this. Continue Reading That’s Not My Name!

Welcome to the 252nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month, we’re exploring the theme “Why Pushback?”This week, we’re turning our attention to a different form of pushback: the constant need for many of us to correct the pronunciation and spelling of our names. Leading to the phrase That’s Not My Name!

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In today’s show on That’s Not My Name!

  • About my TEDx Talk. [00:43]
  • Why correct name pronunciation is so important. [01:45]
  • The impact of colonisation on linguisitic comfort. [04:44]
  • Examples of name reclamation. [06:00]
  • How you can handle name mispronunciation and call it out. [12:11]

Quotes on That’s Not My Name!

  • Global Majority names usually have a very particular meaning and link to heritage.
  • Many people know the meaning of their names and the weight they carry within their culture.
  • We can’t all know every language, and that’s ok, but we need to learn how to pronounce people’s names correctly.
  • Pronouncing people’s names correctly really matters if you really care about inclusion.

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