Internet Safety

Sennah Yee

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My dad taught me to never give out my real name, age,

address, or photos. This seemed obvious to me. My fake

birthday entry was always my crush's birthday plus a

random year from the early 1900s. I spent hours making

my avatars look like everything, anything but myself. It

didn’t matter how people (mis)pronounced my name, how

young I was, how squinty my eyes were. I can't remember

my crush's birthday anymore. He was a Gemini, but that

doesn't help enough. According to my fake birthday, I'm

dead, anyway.

Sennah Yee, “Internet Safety” from How Do I Look? Copyright © 2017 by Sennah Yee. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

Source: How Do I Look (Sennah Yee / Metatron Press, 2017)