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Leah lives in Oakland and as a kid once dreamed of becoming a journalist and crossing the bridge to San Francisco. She is close to her family and very much proud of her heritage and roots. However, after an incident in her late-teens Leah has developed severe agoraphobia and attempts to battle this daily as it effects both her career prospects, personal life as well the lives of her close relatives. In this moment of the story, her distant sister Aurelia tries to reconcile with Leah after not being there for her most recently. To try and appear in control Leah rejects any offer of help or pleas for forgiveness as she heads out to prove she is capable of facing it alone. However, the city setting soon becomes too chaotic and an unlikely stranger suddenly appears that helps her to view her life, this scary world, in a different perspective.