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    • xiamarah

      My name is spelled with an X that’s pronounced like a K. I don’t even bother spelling my name at restaurants or Starbucks. Go ahead, write Kiki…at least the person who calls my name will say it correctly. I did, however, derive quite a bit of joy out of watching my teachers struggle to say my name correctly. I never helped them out until they’d tried at least once and kept a list of the best mispronunciations. Additionally, I once got rejected from a graduate program for “not providing my TOEFL” scores. I was born and raised in Indiana…