When I was a little girl I wanted to be a stripper. I didn't know exactly what a stripper was, but my cousin "Scarlett" would let me and my sister dress up in her sequin one-armed tube tops and knee-high leather boots that were thigh-high on our little bodies. She was the most glamorous human I had ever seen. This. Was. The Dream.
A few years later I picked up my first camera - a Kodak disposable camera in a golden yellow cardboard box - and began directing and posing my my sister and cousins. I knew I'd found my calling. I was 10 years old.