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 A metro train officer stops Millden as he counts the money he has made that day Saturday, June 11, 2016. He does not own a solicitation license and he is often stopped by law enforcement. "I would get one but thats money I could use to eat that day," Millden said.
       
     
 Millden rushes to the next train in search of customers Saturday, June 11, 2016. He mostly works 14hr work days to maintain his business and sell his products.
       
     
 Millden Mitchell, 23, searches for potential customers while riding the subway train Saturday, June 11, 2016. He started his business after deciding he wanted out of gang life and that he wanted financial freedom. Milden sells oils and other natural fragrance products to passengers on the train.
       
     
 Millden and his girlfriend stands outside of his grandmother's home after he was forced to move out Tuesday, June 14, 2016. He has always had a troubling relationship with his family. 
       
     
 Millden and his girlfriend Satat Aanagtat, 24, places supplies in a bag for a customer Sunday, June 12, 2016. Satat is also his business parter. They met each other while Millden was working one day selling products. 
       
     
 Messas holds oils that he sells to clients Saturday, June 11, 2016.
       
     
 Millden gets dressed in a public gym. After moving out of his grandmother's house he now lives and sleeps in his car Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. He uses the gym as time to take showers and prepare for work. 
       
     
 Millden stresses out while planning for the next day as Satat laughs on the phone with her father Monday, July 18, 2016. 
       
     
 Millden rinses his mouth after brushing his teeth in a public restroom Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. 
       
     
 Messas is seen in a portrait as he waits for his bus to go home Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. Although most of his life is spent worrying about how to keep his business going and surviving, he doesn't let that get to him.
       
     
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 A metro train officer stops Millden as he counts the money he has made that day Saturday, June 11, 2016. He does not own a solicitation license and he is often stopped by law enforcement. "I would get one but thats money I could use to eat that day," Millden said.
       
     

A metro train officer stops Millden as he counts the money he has made that day Saturday, June 11, 2016. He does not own a solicitation license and he is often stopped by law enforcement. "I would get one but thats money I could use to eat that day," Millden said.

 Millden rushes to the next train in search of customers Saturday, June 11, 2016. He mostly works 14hr work days to maintain his business and sell his products.
       
     

Millden rushes to the next train in search of customers Saturday, June 11, 2016. He mostly works 14hr work days to maintain his business and sell his products.

 Millden Mitchell, 23, searches for potential customers while riding the subway train Saturday, June 11, 2016. He started his business after deciding he wanted out of gang life and that he wanted financial freedom. Milden sells oils and other natural fragrance products to passengers on the train.
       
     

Millden Mitchell, 23, searches for potential customers while riding the subway train Saturday, June 11, 2016. He started his business after deciding he wanted out of gang life and that he wanted financial freedom. Milden sells oils and other natural fragrance products to passengers on the train.

 Millden and his girlfriend stands outside of his grandmother's home after he was forced to move out Tuesday, June 14, 2016. He has always had a troubling relationship with his family. 
       
     

Millden and his girlfriend stands outside of his grandmother's home after he was forced to move out Tuesday, June 14, 2016. He has always had a troubling relationship with his family. 

 Millden and his girlfriend Satat Aanagtat, 24, places supplies in a bag for a customer Sunday, June 12, 2016. Satat is also his business parter. They met each other while Millden was working one day selling products. 
       
     

Millden and his girlfriend Satat Aanagtat, 24, places supplies in a bag for a customer Sunday, June 12, 2016. Satat is also his business parter. They met each other while Millden was working one day selling products. 

 Messas holds oils that he sells to clients Saturday, June 11, 2016.
       
     

Messas holds oils that he sells to clients Saturday, June 11, 2016.

 Millden gets dressed in a public gym. After moving out of his grandmother's house he now lives and sleeps in his car Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. He uses the gym as time to take showers and prepare for work. 
       
     

Millden gets dressed in a public gym. After moving out of his grandmother's house he now lives and sleeps in his car Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. He uses the gym as time to take showers and prepare for work. 

 Millden stresses out while planning for the next day as Satat laughs on the phone with her father Monday, July 18, 2016. 
       
     

Millden stresses out while planning for the next day as Satat laughs on the phone with her father Monday, July 18, 2016. 

 Millden rinses his mouth after brushing his teeth in a public restroom Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. 
       
     

Millden rinses his mouth after brushing his teeth in a public restroom Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. 

 Messas is seen in a portrait as he waits for his bus to go home Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. Although most of his life is spent worrying about how to keep his business going and surviving, he doesn't let that get to him.
       
     

Messas is seen in a portrait as he waits for his bus to go home Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. Although most of his life is spent worrying about how to keep his business going and surviving, he doesn't let that get to him.