At 8 years old, Neijae Graham-Henries is almost as tall as this reporter. She told me so. She also asked to cut my hair — about eight inches of it. We did not have an appointment for her to do so.
I failed. Spectacularly.
Then Neijae took my notebook and began asking me questions.
That was just the first 10 minutes of our interview.
Neijae is the kind of confident, inquisitive, energetic kid who reminds of you what the world was like before doubt set in; the kind of kid who makes you believe in yourself — and her — without question.