In November, Robyn Pegram decided to make a change.

Pegram, a twenty-four-year-old Apex native, had been a Democrat, but the party’s handling of Bernie Sanders’s candidacy and the HB 2 aftermath left her feeling alienated. Pegram had always been interested in libertarianism—”I had always kind of prided myself on being a free thinker,” she says—so she switched.

“I’m not too worried that I don’t really fit what it usually looks like to be a Libertarian,” she says. “I think there’s a new wave coming. When I say new wave, I mean including more youth and women and LGBT. These people are becoming more politically awakened.”

Read the full story in the online edition of Indy Week at In Wake County, the Libertarians Are Coming—and They’re Not Just Old Whites Dudes Looking to Skip Out on Taxes