I love responses to my op-ed pieces and always have since I started writing at age 13.

However, when a reader responds to me, there is no need to put quotation marks around anything. Angela is my legal name and she is my legal pronoun and wife, one of my titles, as well as mom. The public notice of this was placed in the Sun in October 2015.

As for the “Muslim takeover,” as a woman, I am already getting lots of practice under the Republican Taliban, who believes all women, cis or trans, are inferior and at mercy of sexual assault by the president and even a member of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Angela Shipp,

Castro Valley, CA