The Day I Embraced My Complicated Last Name

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I used to dread the first day of school.

The minute I heard “Sarah … uhh … Abe …,” I would shout “here” as soon as the pause came. Then the teacher would ask me how to pronounce it and everyone in the room would turn around. I would turn bright red, say my last name, “Aboulhosn” (pronounced…

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Sarah Aboulhosn

Sarah Aboulhosn

Occasional writer, and serial project-starter/abandoner. I have a lot of feelings.