I first met Diamond when I was 15. She was 14. We met under very unfortunate circumstances, being that she had come up with her father and mother for my mother's memorial service. Our parents had been friends for like 15yrs so naturally they'd come up from Tulsa to be with us for that.
I was totally caught off guard having a black family in my house, not that I have ANY issues with black people, don't get me wrong. It wasn't even her parents that I was thrown by, just her, this black girl who was my age and I was expected to be friends with her. I just wasn't used to it. I hadn't had any black friends before, so I was really puzzled. I didn't know how to handle it. I know now that skin color shouldn't play a part in the friend making process, I knew then too but, likely BECAUSE of this friendship, I've grown more used to diversity.
Anyway, I wasn't sure if we'd have anything in common, so like any teenaged girl I called in back-up. I called my friend Chrissy and was like, "I need you to come over and help me, our parents are leaving us here alone together, this is really awkward," or something to that effect... (my goodness! was I a baby..)
Chrissy came over and we all went into my room and talked, somehow we started talking about Everwood(a tv show that was on the CW when it was the WB) and that was it! We automatically clicked after that and got along perfectly. Someone mentioned, very likely Diamond, herself, that we should dress similarly and do our make up and have a photoshoot. Thus we began our annual/semi-annual photoshoot tradition.
Diamond became one of my Closest friends and we've pulled each other through a LOT of crap. About twice a year since then, she comes to visit me, we meet up with Chrissy, we HAVE to do at least one photoshoot of some sort.
This is the product* of one of our photoshoots this year:
Lesson of the day: Don't judge on the outward appearance, but on the heart.
** Fotki seems to be having issues with pixelation on their wigets - If the pics above are not clear, please visit FOTKI.COM to view our shoot.