eyes up top: keziah, age 16
Keziah (puh-leeze, call her Kezi) is a Sharpie-wielding, penny-collecting, list-making writer who loves Coca-Cola, forts, Laurie Weeks, and all things Maya (Angelou and Rudolph).
She descends from a long line of strong women (e.g. her mother and, according to 23andMe, Amelia Earhart) and keeps an “interesting shit” book that contains ponder-worthy subjects such as: muscular women, air fresheners, Freudian slips, mistaking glue for chapstick, shark siblings eating each other in utero, eating Doritos while watching The Biggest Loser, and sweatshop workers wearing sweatpants.
As a gay Christian, Kezi attempts to reconcile that hot mess of a combo with the support of her favorite (only) bestie Alex, and wonders when the shit of her beautiful/sinful/rainbow life will hit the fan.
P.S. The fan is metaphorical. No fan in Kezi’s room. Unless you’re her 2 person literary fan club. Then the fan is not metaphorical.