Frances is fourteen years old and was born in Palo Alto, California. She is an only child and attends the Brearley School. Frances’s hobbies include reading, dancing, and playing the piano, and she is interested in politics. Frances likes the Pre-Raphaelites and more contemporary artists. Frances is very liberal—she considers herself a committed Democratic Socialist and feminist. Her grandmother grew up in China and survived the Nanjing Massacre. She has become an inspiration for Frances. Some of her other role models are Bob Dylan, Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Atwood, and her parents.