Ten Years in Transition: Living Up to My Name

Striving to embody my values of peace and nonviolence

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
4 min readAug 23, 2023

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Selfie of Pax Ahimsa Gethen, from the shoulders up, wearing a blue tank top and looking up into the camera with a slight smile. Taken on August 22, 2023.

This Wednesday, August 23 is a special day for me: The tenth anniversary of my Nameday. Ten years ago, I announced my new name and non-binary gender identity to the world. Legal and medical milestones in my transition would come later, but from that day forward, I was Pax Ahimsa Gethen.

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