Her name was Rosa, and she was the girlfriend of my boyfriend’s best friend Javier.
Rosa didn’t speak any English, but she was always patient with my Spanish. When Lucas and I first started dating, he would take me out with all of his friends. I was always the only girl, and I witnessed a lot of bad behavior.
From my childhood playmates, to my girl scout troop to my college sorority – my friendships with women have been hugely significant and positive in my life.
When I moved to Buenos Aires I made new girl friends, some through my TEFL course, and some study abroad students like Clare.
Powell, accompanying Nicole to the Trust Women conference on trafficking and women's rights this week run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, said a growing trend in the United States is to use Whats App or Snapchat where messages evaporate over time.
"In some cases you have really stupid traffickers who leave mountains and mountains of email trails," said Powell.
She has the amazing power of being able to start funny and original conversations with everyone, anywhere, anytime. But she dares to tell you that she wants to honeymoon in Buenos Aires? But it doesn’t matter what you think, so you just do your best to deflect the awkward look the bartender throws you. You just let your mind fly like during that Calculus class where old professor Faustino Rodríguez spent really long hours jibber-jabbering about irrational numbers. “Oh, it’s so romantic,” she says after listening to it for what must be the 600th time.