Aisha Salaudeen

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Why is it so strange to get married and keep my surname in 2021?

The women at the immigration counter thought I was crazy.

"I still don't understand why you won't use your husband's name," one of them said, pointing to the section of a form where I had indicated my marital status.

"Because it is his name, not mine," I replied, completely taken aback by this unsolicited opinion.

Unfazed by my blunt response, the questions about why I so stubbornly was choosing to keep my birth name continued for about 15 minutes.

I should have been shocked by the topic of discussion, but I wasn't. I got married in October 2020, and as soon as the fuss from the ceremony died down, I was faced with a barrage of questions from friends and family about when I planned to adopt my husband's last name.…  Seguir leyendo »