It sounds weird but I felt that Julia was ahead of me in so many ways. I’m not sure I would have had the strength to come out if I had not seen Virgin Poets.
She kindly wrote to say she had enjoyed my poems and I wrote every time I read something because I often felt it was partly my story she was writing. In the last year or so I was vaguely in touch by email and she always replied in a real way. I will miss her.