Meet 15-year-old Naomi Akiyama. In her free time, Naomi enjoys doodling, surfing the internet and reading comics or stories by her favorite writers, such as Shirley Jackson, author of We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Naomi’s school encourages interest in the sciences, which has re-kindled her obsession with astronomy. She is excited to express her opinions by writing for Sex, Etc. She hopes to write about LGBTQ issues since she has friends who question their gender identity and sexual orientation and because this topic is heavily debated among her friends and family.