onBeing is a video project I made while I worked at The Washington Post. It's based on the simple notion that we should all get to know one another a little better. You'll find video portraits that introduce you to the musings, passions and quirks of all sorts of people. Every week I interviewed and put a spotlight on one new person and the onBeing community grew. I hope you enjoy meeting these folks and thanks for stopping by! -- Jenn

onBeing: Claire

I met Claire at a shop near my house. Actually, I didn't meet her; I just noticed her talking to the manager. Something about her spoke of smarts and attitude. A few days later I went back to the store to ask the manager about Claire. He said she was 15, cool and played the drums. That's usually enough for me to go on so I tracked her down. God knows why a 15-year-old would agree to speak with me on camera, let alone open up the way she did, but I thank her for it.