A young woman, Stephanie Dube Dwilson, shares how her childhood in Texas was tied to the water, and how an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico impacted her life when it made black tar a mainstay at the beaches. She recounts how baby oil was a typical item brought on family outings to help clean the tar from their bodies after wading in the ocean. She shares hopes that with new energy futures and  advancements that eliminates oil dependence, contaminated waters will one day no longer be a way of life for people in her region or anywhere else in the world. Photo credit: Flickr