Khyati Joshi

What’s in a Name?

Self-Respect, Validation of My Identity, and a Sense that My Teachers Care


Growing up Indian in America, I was proud of my culture. I joined my parents and their Indian friends for holiday celebrations and in working to create an Indian cultural center in Atlanta, my home town. I loved being Indian as much as I loved being American. Nevertheless, I hated my name. (It’s pronounced key-YAH-tee.)

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