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Words Can Hurt

"The renowned educator and inclusion specialist, Patti McVay, often provides this useful exercise:

  • Think of something that you don’t like about yourself that society has also deemed less desirable.
  • Now take that word and put it in front of your name and imagine being called that word plus your name all your life.
  • For me, the word “fat” comes to mind. The idea that I could be called “Fat Patti” all my life isn’t somewhere I’d like to go…"

A nice article about the using of some words. What do you think about the impact of words on people?