The Danger of a Single Story

The Danger of the Single Story I wanted to share this TED talk because of the impact it had for me in thinking about the way in which I view people, the things that have created my generalizations and the role that I play in maintaining these popular narratives. The goal of Voices of Homelessness Read More

Voices of Homelessness – Randall

Randall Names have been changed to protect the identity of those interviewed.  Randall is a 41-year-old man who is currently experiencing homelessness. In the past 15 years, Randall has been homeless at least 8 times. If he was not homeless, he has been incarcerated. Many times upon release he has been able to seek shelter Read More

Voices of Homelessness – Kim and Daryl

Kim and Daryl Names have been changed in order to protect the identity of those interviewed.  Kim and Daryl have been living in the Richmond area all of their lives. They have been together for about 7 years and have two children together. Both Kim and Daryl are unemployed due to mental disabilities. Kim is receiving Read More

Voices of Homelessness: A Testimonial Project

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (2015), 564,708 people are homeless on a single given night in the United States. Though this issue effects over half a million people, our society has built a stereotype that all people experiencing homelessness are drug addicts, alcoholics, or criminals. Because of these stereotypes, we Read More