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tHERE'S GOOD NEWS AND there's BAD* NEWS
"The Good News." That's what my name means. My name is Bisserat Tseggai (Bis-sir-ah-t's a guy) and most of my life I went by various nicknames because I wanted to make it easier and less embarrassing for people who couldn't (or wouldn't) pronounce it correctly. I'm done with all that now. I am equal parts proud and grateful to be a daughter of two Eritrean-Americans who fled a war to pursue their dreams of an education and a good life for themselves and their children. They are the reason I am able to do what I love. *The bad news is there are always red squiggly lines under my name. What's that about, grammar friends? It's obviously a proper noun. Why can't spell check just let me live?!