This is the name taken by this photograph. I made it when I lived on a block full of Tudor style houses in Mapleleaf neighborhood, N. Seattle. The girls on the block became friends and could often be spotted talking together on each other’s front steps. The photograph was picked up by a textbook publisher (Bedford/St.Martins-Macmillan) heading a chapter in a book used to teach college writers. My photograph connects seeing with reading and asks the writer to connect image and text. It is a book I’m proud to be part of because it really gets at the process and strategy of writing, and I love how the content of the photograph extrapolates into an expose about hierarchy and archetypes among girls. It’s going into a 14th edition printing this year.