The sweetest sound in the world: your name

Dear teachers who don’t even bother saying my name: TEACHER: Um, who is this? I can’t pronounce your name, umm Z-A-I-N-A-B…. ME: [Raises hand] Um, it’s Zain-ub. TEACHER: It’s too hard. I’ll just point to you from now on. This actually happened — a teacher refused to even try to say my name. The funny…

via Open Letters: An Open Letter to People Who Don’t Say My Name by Zainab Hussain — McSweeney’s

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