Of all the places that I stayed on this trip, I enjoyed the 'boutique' hostel/hotel Urban Holiday Lofts the least. Gentrification isn't really my jam, and Wicker Park is a 'hood in Chicago that I'm ok if I don't visit again. That being said, I met Jessie while we were doing our laundry, as her and her girlfriend were getting ready to head out to Kansas City on a trip of their own, following the band HAIM around the country. Originally from New Jersey, Jessie grew up in her words 'about the most white trash family and place you can imagine', and her sexuality was not warmly received initially. 'Over time my family mostly came around, but it was tough trying to come out and also fit in at the same time.'