Written and performed by Siaka Massaquoi about the power of learning the meaning of his name.
In response to xenophobic incidents at Columbia University where East Asian name tags were ripped off in multiple residence halls, Chinese international students share these stories of their names.
Students at Downtown College Prep Alum Rock High School in San Jose, Calif., describe how their names get mispronounced and misspelled in school.
In a world where identity and belonging are so often defined by our labels, diplomat and writer Graci Kim Cribbens asks the question: what is in a name? (TED Talk)
What’s in a name? In this captivating performance of “Sugarcane,” in this TED Talk, poet Toluwanimi Obiwole reveals the origin of her own name, her struggle to embrace it, and her mother’s wisdom. Toluwanimi Oluwafunmilayo Obiwole is a Nigerian-born, Colorado-raised poet, organizer and educator
In this TED Talk, Lion Lee explores the significance and surprising insignificance of what we're named.
Students whose names are regularly mispronounced talk about their experiences.
Ramón “Chunky” Sanchez was raised in a small farming community in southern California in the 1950s. As was common practice at that time, teachers at his local elementary school Anglicized the Mexican American students’ names.
Ramón came to StoryCorps to remember a classmate who proved to be the exception to the rule.
This sketch can provide a conversation starter about names and mispronunciation in the classroom.
Imagine never having to feel that awkward embarrassment when you know you ought to make an introduction, but just can't remember someone's name. Kate Forrest shares unique memory tips in this TED Talk on how to learn and recall people's names days, months, and years later.
Adaobi Adibe was a first year Electrical and Electronic Engineering student at the University of Manchester when she delivered this TED talk about her name. Co-founder of the ‘The Sisterhood Movement’, a network for women of colour that encourages career development and personal development by utilising the power of sisterhood.
In this TED Talk, Obichukwu Maduka-Ugwu speaks about the power of names.
In this TED talk, listen to Huda Essa speak about the power behind your name and the ways in which learning names can teach us to be more culturally inclusive.
Find out more about the #Hello My Name Is campaign which was started to encourage and remind healthcare staff about the importance of introductions in healthcare.