“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
I’m a Yamada, tooOr I was.
All birth family names in this piece have been changed to protect my relatives’ privacy.
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“I hated when attention was brought to my adoptee status. I was American, and that was all I wanted to be.”
I wanted her language, her understanding of Honduras, a family like hers. I wanted things she could never give me.