User stories have been collected via our survey and are only published on our site when we’re given explicit permission by users, including whether or not we are permitted to publish their name and location (many prefer to be anonymous). They are lightly edited for clarity or readability. Note that category tags are for easy searchability only and may not be exhaustive.

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User Story: Bladerunner

The name I used to use on Facebook was a name I used everywhere online for many years. I used it on Facebook so my online friends could find me. I also used my nickname because I work in Special Ed with a number of fragile families who don’t need to…

User Story: Anonymous

I’m a public school teacher, a domestic abuse survivor, and a circus performer. I desperately need to keep those areas of my life separate, for my safety and my job. Being forced to use my real name took away my agency to be all three. I lost my performance contacts,…

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