I can finally finally FINALLY use my real name for work stuff.
I’m happy to introduce myself: I’m Kaylee!
Same nerd, new name.
Why The New Name?
Simply put: I’m a woman, and I need a name that matches that.
Being addressed by my deadname is very painful to me, so much so that I’ve gone to great lengths to make sure that it never happens again.
Due to App Store regulations, a developer’s name in the App Store has to be their legal name.
Changing my legal name took close to 3 years. It was really expensive, too!
Since this was taking so long, I even tried to register “Kaylee” as a commercial name, which honestly was a genius move, but turns out you can’t: a small company would have to be called “Kaylee by <deadname>”, which is somehow even worse, and a big company is prohibitively expensive to set up.
So I just had to grit my teeth and wait until today.
Why are all these restrictions in place? Why do I have to jump through a thousand hoops just to live like a normal person? Honestly, I have no idea! I get the message though (stares daggers at society).
Updates to my website, apps, App Store presence, etc. to reflect this change are either out now or will be out soon. Please forgive any inconsistencies while I sort this out.
Other than that, business as usual I guess!
I’ve been through hell with all the gatekeeping, legal nightmares, bureaucracy, traveling, hospitals, and recoveries.
Now that the worst is over, I’m happier and more fulfilled than I’ve been since I was a kid, and I have the time to focus on my work.
For these reasons, I can only see my apps improving from now on… And I might have a few things in the oven, but shh don’t tell anyone!
If you have a problem with transgender people, please just go away. I don’t want your business, and I definitely don’t want your “opinion”. Byeeee 👋