The authors of Before 19 would like to extend our gratitude to all those who have invested their time and energy into producing this journal. To Max Bishop: thank you for ensuring our technological transition went as smoothly as possible. To Eric Passarelli, Maggie Butler, and Colette Rosenberg: thank you for your cooperation and for designing the perfect platform to display our stories. To Maggie Butler: thank you for working meticulously to compile and format a fluid and cohesive journal. To Colette Rosenberg: thank you for your creativity and for capturing our regal portraits. To the administrators of The Masters School: thank you for supporting us in this sizable artistic endeavor. And lastly, to Caroline Dumaine: thank you for your guidance, patience, and inspiration. You have encouraged us to push ourselves as writers and to be confident with our voices.