I am non-binary trans and Paint is my chosen name that I have been going by for about a year. As it was, I couldn’t even have Paint set as my name so my account was Pa Aint.  I am currently trying to reactivate my account with my “deadname” so I can at least recover some data and regain access to my artist page, but it breaks my heart because a bunch of people who wouldn’t otherwise know my deadname might see it. I sent Facebook a bunch of name request forms and even when I filled it out with my ID and deadname they ignored it.

—Paint
Edmonton, Alberta