"Being a New Mexican is an honor. To be instantly intertwined into a history of rich cultural diversity and a community of acceptance is phenomenal. There is no place like this in the U.S. I love the diversity and the fact that we are united by the things that make us unique. The culture here encourages and embraces our differences, which builds for an attitude of love and acceptance. To unite New Mexico, we need to remember the basics: We are one human family, working together to provide the best life for each and every one of us, regardless of race, creed, or religion. This is bigger than individual gain. It’s time to be a part of something bigger than ourselves."
(Photo by Christopher Michael Roybal)