“I’m a blond, crazy, weird girl.”
Julia lives in California with her mom, dad and siblings. The rest of her family lives in Brazil. She misses them and stays connected with them via video chat. She says without Skype, she wouldn’t remain close to her best friend that lives so far away. A part of her wishes she lived there just to be close to them but she’s able to video chat with them when that feeling is strong.
Julia is a 10 year old girl who, in her own words, is an “LA girl and a Brazilian all slammed together.” She loves to dance, sing and read, but most of all, she loves to talk for hours and hours with her best friend and Brazilian cousin, Marina. Right on the verge of their teenage years, they talk about everything, from boys to fashion to their favorite celebrities. And despite being different ages and in different countries, their ability to keep in touch lets them grow up together and stay best friends forever.
When my daughter was a few months away from turning 1, my husband and I moved about 600 miles away from family where he was from. Once my daughter was older, we introduced video chatting to her and my family (my mom, especially) where she would play dress-up and show them her favorite toys. It was a way for us to connect, chat and share stories.
Have you ever used Skype to keep in touch with family or friends?
Take a second to watch the stories and submit your own at http://skypestaytogether.com/. One winner will be chosen at the end of July and will be featured as the 4th Stay Together documentary. Not only that, they will also receive a $10,000 travel voucher to visit their family.
Compensation was provided by Skype via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Skype.