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What’s in a name?

“Is writing seemly? Does the writer cut a respectable figure? Is it proper to write? Is it done?”

– Jacques Derrida, “Plato’s Pharmacy” in Disseminations

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“I choose… Estrella. Yes, you can call me Estrella when you write.”

“Are you sure?” I asked.

Estrella nodded her head, a wisp of dyed honey-blonde hair coming loose from …