Owning Your Identity - Nickname Change
As I continue to embrace my queer identity I made the decision to publicly replace my nickname from Joe to Jo. A single letter drop, but it's difficult to express how much this means to me on the inside. Lessening the masculinity associated with my given-name while still showing respect to my family is a major milestone.
Jo is a name I can own. I've smiled every time I've seen it written without the "e". This is me. It feels so right.