Rogue 2017: Tell Me Your Name

by Irma Herrera

“Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.”
This childhood rhyme is one the biggest lies we tell children. Name-calling certainly does hurt us, and this goes way beyond racial epithets. When our parents, siblings, friends, or teachers tell us we are inept, estupido, ugly, gordos…it leaves deep long-lasting hurts.