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The Summer I Went By ‘Hot Stuff’

What I gained and what I lost

Me at age five, when I renamed myself “Jane.” Photo courtesy of the author

The summer after kindergarten, I went by “Hot Stuff.”

I was still “Hyo-Sung” when I woke up on the first morning of day camp to pull my favorite yellow T-shirt over my head. My mother had made sure it was washed the night before even though our portable washing machine had to…




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Jane Park

Jane Park

Entrepreneur + Essayist. CEO of sustainable gifting company: Speaker, writer: Addicted to making meaning.

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