Pat Rahbeck is stubborn as hell.
She’s the kind of rancher that Nevada clings on to for a sense of identity. A state known for slot machines, alcoholism and paid sex wants to push a different set of traits: tough, resilient, independent.
Jean is a compulsive gambler. She has lost her self-respect, the trust of her loved ones, and lots of money. Now comes the biggest ante of her life.
Zachary was studying journalism at the University of Nevada when he found his first paid writing gig, and inadvertently stepped into a subculture he never knew existed.
As a teenager, Mary Gilbert thought having sex was the only way to land a boyfriend. She got pregnant at 19. Five years later she’s a self-taught activist who helps others learn about sex, sexual health and motherhood.
At 16, Gabby Williams of Reno, Nevada, is a national standout in women’s basketball. The only obstacle now is a serious injury and her own determination.