I've known Julia since the 5th grade. I thought that it was really neat that she and I were the only Chinese girls in our class, and I secretly thought that we could be best friends. I was too afraid to tell her, though. W I eventually left for DC right after that year (it was emotional..with the exchanges of handwritten letters during class about moving and friendship erasers) and we eventually lost contact. After three years, I came back for my Freshman year of High School and it was as if we never were separated. I'm so very grateful for our friendship and I'm honored that she let me take photos of her.