My name is Tricia, but I go by “TJ”. Since I’m a lawyer and it’s such a white male dominated field signing emails “TJ” or even introducing myself on the phone as TJ prevents people from judging me by their expectations of a black woman. Sometimes clients are surprised when they first meet me in person and I’m like, “Hi, I’m TJ, your lawyer.”

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