Watch my CNN Great Big Story Documentary

Jessica Peterson

As you know, I’ve been on the Great American Roadtrip since last year. It may look like pure bliss, but I’ve also been working pretty hard the whole time. The misconception that digital nomads have trust funds simply doesn’t apply to me.

Not that I’m complaining. I got to produce a documentary for CNN’s Great Big Story while I was in Cali. I’m super proud of the subject matter and grateful to Great Big Story for green-lighting my pitch.

Watch My Documentary for Great Big Story

Hidden among the homes and businesses of Compton sits an unlikely stable. At The Compton Jr. Posse, kids from the neighborhood learn to ride and care for horses. They also compete in serious events. Shola Oyefeso, a member of the group, says she’s proud to ride for Compton, and though the horses are donated, that doesn’t change the bond riders have with them.

Behind the Scenes

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Jessica Peterson

Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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  • Rueben Olivas

    Love this piece Jessica. So positive and well done!!