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Podcast: Code Switch
Where We Come From: By Any Other Name
by Diba Mohtasham, Anjuli Sanstry, Julia Furlan, and Kumari Devarajan
"Anyone with a name that isn't super common in the United States will tell you that the simple act of introducing yourself can lead to a whole interrogation: Where are you from? What does your name mean? Help me pronounce it using words I understand!".
This podcast episode is the conversation between Luvvie Ajayi Jones
and Tiffany Aliche
, discussing their relationship with their name(s) and experiences introducing themselves with names that are 'uncommon'.
Student's art, gathered by the National YoungArts Foundation in America, was displayed in an exhibit called 'Total Tolerance'. Artists were free to explore their own identity of race, sexuality, and gender and document how these contexts interact with society and location. Three of twenty-one students were interviewed to discuss how art can express personal context and social conflict; students felt that art validated their identity and feelings, as well, they thought it was a way to increase awareness of inclusion and equity in the larger population.