Final Essay Rough Draft-Xitlalie Valadez - 1 Tien Dang Section 1 Who Is She “I’m sorry could you repeat that one more time I didn’t catch it the

Final Essay Rough Draft-Xitlalie Valadez - 1 Tien Dang...

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1 Tien Dang Section 1 July 10 2019 Who Is She? “I’m sorry, could you repeat that one more time, I didn’t catch it the first five times?” 1 that question seems to be displayed on my forehead permanently. Everywhere I go it follows. When I constantly get asked if I have a nickname because the person cannot pronounce my name, it gets old quickly. I am the person that I am today due to my experiences. Each experience is unique and important because they are a part of my identity, they are each serves to a larger piece of who I am. This includes the first time my name was mispronounced, the first time I ever made a friend, when I was seen differently due to my dressing style, and when I saw my older sister as my role model. The very first time that I could recall my name being pronounced incorrectly was my first day of first grade. I was new to the school and the town in general, so I was nervous and anxious. My family and I moved to a new town named Riverbank. We came from a rugged town by an airport with gangs, no sidewalks to walk on, and wrecked roads. To say that the new town was an upgrade would be an understatement. There were nice clean sidewalks everywhere and the roads appeared to be intensively dark, meaning that they had just been cleaned, and all the bushes and trees were strategically groomed. In my mind, it was the richest town in the world, only because I’ve never seen anything better. The school was jaw-dropping, especially for an elementary school. New black gates were circling the school, meaning it was safe, and the school itself was vibrant with colors and kids playing. When I started school, everyone had their own seats and 1 Even after repeating my name thoroughly people still didn’t manage to say correctly which led me to believe that they never understood who I was.
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2 proceeded to sit down when the lady, who hasn’t introduced herself to me said, said “Everyone, we have a new student today. Her name is…” 2 she paused. She asked for my name once more and when I told her she said, “ Her name is Zitetahlee.” 3 The class was silent. The mispronunciation of my name made me feel like she introduced a completely different person because I wasn’t used to the pronunciation she used. It was a huge part of my life because it
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