I’d just like it to stop here.

It wasn't the content of the email that upset me. It was the sender. Her full name pinged into my inbox - it wasn't shortened. It wasn't the name that we use for her. It was the name on her birth certificate and her passport. Her official name. Her grown up name. The subject was 'homework' and the tone was excited. "Hi Mum, I handed in my Math … [Read more...]