My name is Mone’t Ha-Sidi. I have been a Facebook user since 2009, I have always used my legal name, never a nickname or anything else. I am a hairstylist and burlesque performer—since my name is is unique I don’t use an alias. Most people think it’s a chosen name, except people who have known me all my life and went to school with me. I got locked out of my account because the Facebook police can’t comprehend names that are not Jennifer, Lisa, Angela, etc. Their real name policy is a joke anyway, but then targeting those whose parents thought outside of the box is ridiculous as well.

—Mone’t Ha-Sidi
Sacramento, CA