Deepali is the second eldest of six children. When she was 14, she enrolled in a photography class. She wore braces, prescription eyeglasses and was the only female student in a room full of teenage boys. She handled herself beautifully. I know all this because I was their instructor. Deepali never missed a class and got an A on her final exam (although she tells me she’s since lost the Holga!) 🙂
Now she’s wrapping up high school and coming into her own as a strikingly confident young woman.