Mariah is from Laredo TX, she was passing through the mountains from Washington DC on her way to North Carolina traveling and living out of her truck. I met her reading a book in front of a gorgeous overlook, as I noticed the Texas license plates. Growing up in south Texas, the majority of her friends and neighbours were all hispanic "I didn't really know racism until I left home, since all of my friends were brown, as was everyone else around me." We had a wonderful chat, about America and the things that were important to each of us, and I was shocked when she told me she was just 22, as she seemed much more mature. "When I came out to my family and friends in Texas, everyone accepted me."