This is Olivia.
She is fourteen years old. She is a ballerina. She has been taking ballet since she was two years old.
That in itself is impressive. But this is just a small portion of who Olivia is.
She is a remarkable human being.
She is part of every school club ranging from student council to anti-bullying club.
But most of all, Olivia is a big sister to Abby;
and a great role model to her little cousin Riley;
You would figure Olivia would want to be a ballerina when she ‘grows up’, but that is just not the case.
She wants to be a special education teacher; she wants to help kids that may not be as fortunate as we are, succeed in life!
Photographing Olivia and the two girls was a pleasure. Meeting teenagers like her is what gives me hope in our world.
Olivia: Thank you for being YOU! You are truly an inspiration for all the girls that look up to you:
(even when you are not wearing your ballet shoes)