Jin R. Choi (she/her) is a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric & Political Culture at the University of Maryland. Her scholarship currently focuses on globalization, transnational citizenship, power, belonging, and space. Jin is a diasporic Korean Missionary Kid, currently living happily in Seoul, South Korea. Find her at @jinrebekahchoi on Twitter, or email her at jinrebekahchoi@gmail.com.

Claiming and Reclaiming Our Names
By Jin R. Choi

But why Rebekah? I was asked by a professor when I entered my undergraduate years. Why not Jin? With a simple question, she opened up the possibility that Jin could be just as legitimate of a name as Rebekah; I had never considered it. It was remarkable and sad. I had never considered it, never considered introducing myself by the name I had first been given.