Out in the Open

When your name is Isis...

Three women named Isis tell us how the terrorist group sometimes known as ISIS has changed their relationship with their name.
(Mac Cameron)

Most of us don't get to choose our own name or how it's used by colleagues, friends or the schoolyard bully. But imagine losing total control of your name on the world stage.

For Isis Graham, Isis Sadek and Isis Salam, their first names have become much bigger than them. 

These three women reflect on how the use of ISIS in English to name the terrorist group has changed their individual experiences of their own name.