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herbgirl

why i don't capitalize my name or pronouns

i don't capitalize my name or the pronoun "i" when referring to myself because i feel that over-emphasizes the significance of the writer. i want my writing to be able to speak for itself, the ideas i present are more important than the person writing them. i understand that even putting a name on anything then, is rather hypocritical, but it is, i believe necessary if i ever want to be heard. i suppose this is just my small statement regarding bigger things.



I always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity. No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
— Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

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