I've always found joy in naming things-my sister's Pokémon, my friend's sculpture pieces, bands both actualized and simply spoken of.
I fashioned a new name for myself, and have found comfort in terms like pansexual, demisexual, genderfluid, and transmasculine.
Still, I concede that true power lies in those things that defy a pinning down-those wicked, engulfing, gorgeous things.
As a writer, these nameless things haunt me, but they are only teaching, so I do my best to listen.
Lee Dobecka is a novelist and poet holding a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, with a minor in Interdisciplinary Arts.
Dobecka has recently begun editing their novel-in-progress, Syndrome, a New Adult urban paranormal work. While there is a long way to go, early readers have likened it to Clive Barker's Cabal and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
When not writing, Lee cares for their cat Aziraphale and collects tattoos and vintage oddities. They always welcome the chance to connect and collaborate with other creatives, whatever their chosen medium.