My name is Layla Isis.

I love my name, and I love being named after an ancient Egyptian Goddess that symbolizes life and rebirth.  I didn’t have to change a thing when I decided to become a professional bellydancer: my parents could not have chosen a better name for me than Layla Isis. Until this past year, as an increasing number of awkward responses and negative associations to my name have begun to make things difficult.

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