My grandma gave me the nickname Morena like a birth gift that would stay with me forever. She gave it to me when she first hold me and saw me. Since August 12, 2000 I’ve been called Morena first by my grandma and my family around then got used to that name that they decided to call me Morena. Until this day my family has been calling me that name. Morena means a lot to my family because that’s a gift from my grandma that would stay with me. They just call me Jazmin when they come to my school or I have an appointment. Some of my close friends know my nickname. My nickname is a secret that I keep and don’t like to tell that much people about it. I don’t like telling people my nickname because it’s weird telling people, they might think my family is making fun of my skin color.
Morena might be offensive to some cultures because of the meaning it has. If someone that is not my family or close friend calls me Morena I would feel judged based of my skin color. If my family calls me Morena I won’t feel nothing.
When I hear a harsh MORENA I know i’m in trouble or they need me asap. I don’t really like my name Jazmin it doesn’t have a meaning like Morena does. I won’t like people from my school calling me Morena because it won’t feel like because they are not my family or close friends to me. Morena is a family name that nobody else can use only my family. That’s a nickname that would stay in my family forever.Tags: DontJudgeLife Academy of Health and BioscienceMyNotSoSecretNicknameNameMemoirNickanmeLife
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