Cover Photo: Masaji, Susan, and  KIkuko Ito, Miami Beach, 1975.
Masaji, Susan, and KIkuko Ito, Miami Beach, 1975.

Names

“Can two girls named Mika exist at once? Would one have to be erased?”

Susan Kiyo Ito

What an odd thing to be named for

Mika

i.

likedshe

she

ask

her

We’re sisters.

I’m a Yamada, tooOr I was.


All birth family names in this piece have been changed to protect my relatives’ privacy.