Sometimes stuff gets in the way of life.
From Micheal and Gypsy, facing homelessness in Asheville, NC
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I’ve met many people in my travels. I’ve met more strangers that were kind than unkind. I’ve been to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Paris, London, eve…
I am grateful for the rain as well as the sunshine; the floods as well as the drought; the famine as well as the plentiful; the naked as well as the dr…
A week of essays on thanksgiving and gratitude
With just a few dollars and and his driver's license, a college student sets off to catch a glimpse of the homeless experience.
Mike first showed up at Speak Up’s Charlotte office with two friends. They’d been living together in an abandoned house for a couple months. His friend…
At first being homeless was one of the scariest situations I had ever dealt with. Where to go, where do I eat, where do I sleep? Full of terrifying que…
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