"Mississippi" in Hollywood

They call her "Mississippi." We met when she asked for change while I was walking along Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. She's been homeless in California for almost one year now, when she moved from her home state of Mississippi in search of her own California Dream. The money she collects goes to food for herself and her dog and weed. "California has the best weed in the country. Especially up around San Francisco." She says that it's not unusual that her dog gets more food daily than herself. She was soon joined by her friend, who called himself, Shoeshine. In spite of living on the street, she has a very upbeat spirit and positive outlook, as evidenced by her natural easy smile.