What's My Name?

Bring Marie-France to life!

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What's My Name?

<p>Most people know me as Marie-France but as you can see on my ID, I have nothing written as the first name. I was born in 1982 in DRC (Congo) and back in the days, any french&nbsp;sounding name was forbidden. This how the first name my parents gave me doesn&#39;t appear on my ID. After 37 years of hassle, I&#39;ve&nbsp;decided to make a change and give myself a legal name.</p> <p>I have to go through interrogation every time I travel, often when I scan my ID at the border it&#39;s not accepted and some countries even think I carry a fake ID because they have never seen someone&nbsp;without a first name.</p> <p>The reasons why you would help:</p> <ul> <li>I mean something to you.&nbsp;</li> <li>I&#39;ve helped you in the past.&nbsp;</li> <li>We shared a good (often funny) time together.</li> <li>You landed on this page by chance and you liked the project.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;Now it is the time to make a small gesture for which I&#39;ll be forever grateful.</p> <p>What you get in return:</p> <ul> <li>A lot of gratitude, of course.</li> <li>An invitation to the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/345581379437746/" target="_blank">Creatis Party</a>&nbsp;at the magnificant&nbsp;ING art Center, where I will be DJing &amp; the band Saudade is performing.</li> <li>Drinks are on me!!</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Looking forward seeing which turn this campaign will take!</p> <p>Your TRUE friend, Marie-France.</p>

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<p>I&#39;d like to raise funds to legalize my first name on my ID. I have no fist legal name at the moment which made my entire life a hassle when it came to paperwork or travelling abroad. It might seem funny to collect 100&euro; but I wanted to see how much support I could get from my friends. Isn&#39;t it an amazing gift to give someone a name?!! If the amount is exceeded, the rest of the money would go to a non-profit organization.</p> <p>Thank you for you support.</p> <p>Marie-France (currently illegal first name)</p>

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