I met this girl on a local train in Mumbai in 2010 and I immediately got struck by the presence and self awareness expressed in her face. The confidence of this little woman was so intense that any person could get easily intimidated just by looking at her. She approved to me taking pictures of her by nodding and smiling between the shots, without the slightest sign of shyness. She took part but seemed to be beyond all that in her mind, like a cat that isn’t bothered and really couldn’t care less. What I was doing was childrens’ games to her and she completely dominated the moment. An incredibly beautiful and strong individual, I really hope she gets the opportunity to use that strenght once she’s older, and share it with the other girls in her generation.