Jess Wilson (@jess_in_transit) — The world through my lens.
9 months since we left Australia. America had some amazing landscapes! But don’t look past the people who’s land this is. The Indians. Sure “it’s their land” but honestly was so sad to see how repressed they were and totally unable to “live off that land” the way they had years and years before man white claimed most of America. We picked up a hitch hiker. It was 42 fucking degrees - he almost collapsed in our van- and told me he had been hitching for 3 hours (we were the first to pick him up) on a very busy road- what is wrong with ppl! He was from an Indian reserve not far from here. You can learn about the Indian culture off google and some documentaries- but nothing compares to spending a few hours talking to a native and hearing his side and just how hard hit he is by western culture... as cliche as it sounds, I’m going to say it... 9 months through out Africa South America and North America has absolutely changed my mind set - I feel I was already pretty open minded and well travelled, but now I can’t really cope hearing about many of the issues some of us face when I have seen first hand actual hardship. This journey hasn’t ended yet for me....But set yourself free - Quit the job and the rat race and see the world you live in. It will change your life and let you see what’s real and what’s not - I’m Australian living in a fantasy land... x