The hand you're dealt

City Councilwoman youngest in Burlington history

Jan. 3, 2016

While working as a photojournalism intern at the Hawk Eye Newspaper in Burlington, Iowa, I spent some time with 26-year-old Annie Wilson. Wilson swore in as the youngest city councilmember in the city's history in January. Growing up was no easy task for Wilson, who was exposed to drug addiction and her father's death by the age of 16. In this centerpiece I wrote and took images for, Wilson shares her experience growing up in a troubled household, becoming a teen mother and the importance of youth participation in politics.