An interview with Mai:
Julie: Hi Mai.
Mai: Hi Mama. You ready?
J: Ok, here we go. How old are you?
J: What's the best thing about being a girl?
M: I like wearing eye shadow.
J: Do you love yourself?
J: What do you love most about yourself?
M: I like that I can play on my swingset.
J: Do you not like anything about yourself?
J: What's the favorite part of your body?
M: My head ~ because I can think. I can think about math, my stuffed animals, my mom, and what I'm going to do tomorrow.
J: What's the least favorite part of your body, if you have one?
M: My feet.
J: Why your feet?
M: Because you can't decorate them very much - just polish. Plus - they stink.
J: Are you a happy person?
M: Ya - I'm a real happy person. Like, if we lose our house, we don't have to worry because we have lots of family and neighbors to help us.
J: Do you have any worries?
M: I think my great grandma's going to die when she's 100. I got a book that says humans only live to about 75 and she's 87.
J: Are you scared to die?
M: Yes, because I'll miss my cousins. I have a little baby cousin named Evan and I know I'm going to die before him 'cause he's younger.
J: Do you ever look in the mirror?
M: Yes, when I'm putting on my eyeshadow.
J: Do you like what you see?
J: If you could change anything about yourself, what would you change?
M: My clothes.
J: So you like who you are?
M: Yes. Lots!