Natalie's Extended Childhood

Natalie ( is Ashley’s friend in Arkansas and she’s pretty much got down the essence of the joy of being a kid. In these pictures, she appears to have extended her youth into her college years, sporting hobbies such as riding her bike down the creek and wandering around the fields with her friends.

She imitates the styles of boys her age (19) and younger with skate boarding shoes, t-shirts, and snapbacks; which to me is reminiscent of the simpler times in life. Times that I personally feel - and perhaps Natalie feels similarly - that I missed out on because I was too busy struggling with my sexual identity. It only makes sense that we long to get those years back now and recreate that innocence we didn’t get to enjoy.