One day, I decided that all my stuffed animals needed names and I would start alphabetically with my closest companion. This resolution came to mind while waiting for my parents to check out at the nursery. I saw “Amy” written in glittery red paint on a silver Christmas ornament and decided it was the perfect name for my little white bear. She had a red plaid bowtie that in later years, made me wonder if that should have made her a boy, but I already decided that girl bears could wear bowties. I could wear one too if I wanted.
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Jennifer Elise Wang (she/they) is a nonbinary femme in STEM and punk rock pretty boi poet from Dallas, Texas. She was thrown into the world of photography while covering concerts and conventions for Japanese pop culture websites. Their writing has been published in AZE, The Quilled Ink Review, Open Minds Quarterly, and Darling Lit.