I’m Changing My Name to Rowen

Finding identity in this world is a strange thing

Photo by Ashleigh Joy Photography on Unsplash

“Rowen,” is what my parents would have named me if I’d been born male-bodied. Instead, I was swaddled in pink, and named, “Kayleigh.”

I have no issue with the name, “Kayleigh,” in itself. I like that it reaches back to women in my family; my mom is named “Leigh” and I…

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Rowen Veratome

Rowen Veratome

They/them. Perpetual student. Recovering from PTSD. Writes philosophy formally, poetically, playfully, politically, personally, with love, ad infinitum.