-these people changed their names
-These are their stories
我的全名叫Joy Sunday Okon
-My full name is Joy Sunday Okon.
My dad’s name is Sunday.
When I started acting, he wasextremely supportive of me.
Even though it was foreign to him
and the industry was foreign to us,
he helped me through it.
– My mom took care of us
to take care of us up until we were three
and then there were some issues
She gave us to our dad.
He got involved in anaccident with us in the car
and once my mom foundout about all of that,
she took us back and then we were adopted.
-I had short hair and I wore a lot of men’s clothes to the point
that people would call me Sir or Bud or He
and I’m like, whoa, uh-oh.
Junior year, I went toa diversity conference
and that’s when I firstheard the term non-binary
然后我就觉得 哇 就是那样
and I was like, wow, that’s a thing
I think that’s right.
-This new family adopted us.
I was 14 and
是Tommy Lee Jones的超级粉丝
a huge fan of Tommy Lee Jones
And they asked me whatI wanted my name to be
我以Tommy Lee Jones给自己命名
so I named myself after Tommy Lee Jones,
因此我的名字就变成了Tommy Lee Kirby
thus my name is Tommy Lee Kirby.
-My dad loved theaterand he loved performing
and he’s also just anextremely outgoing person
who knows everyone, who’s ableto charm people in the room.
And that’s the person I strive to be.
-I’ve legally changed my name.
我过去叫Helen Huayin Pan
It used to be Helen Huayin Pan
但我改成了Hal Huayin Pan
and I legally changedit to Hal Huayin Pan.
But I first found it in2001: A Space Odyssey,
which is that book, Hal 9000 the computer.
With Hal, I was able to,
okay now Hal is a more masculine name
so now I can balance it
and I can play with some more
feminine things and stillhave that feeling of,
yeah feels right.
-It’s challenging growing up,
not knowing who you are
or where you came from.
You just gotta find yourself.
我正在成为真正的Tommy Lee Kirby
Tommy Lee Kirby is becoming who I am.
-The name Sunday for me, is in relation to my father.
It just always reminds mewho I’m doing this for.
So my name Joy Sunday is kind of an homage to him.
I’m giving weight to my name and I think,
I hope people don’t feel this need to change your name
just so that they canimpress other people.
‘Cause if the name doesn’t meananything to them personally
then it’s not going to meananything to anybody else.
– A name that is given is like a gift but
if you don’t like the gift, you can return
it and you exchange it for something else.
– If you stay true to yourself
and be patient…
it’ll be okay.
最初我叫Joy Sunday Okon
– Initially I was Joy Sunday Okon.
– So initially my name was Helen.
最初我叫Tommy Mitchell Wood
– Initially I was Tommy Mitchell Wood.
– But please call me Joy Sunday.
– But you can call me Hal.
现在你可以叫我Tommy Lee Kirb
– And now you can call me Tommy Lee Kirby.
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