For the second episode of the Facing Homelessness podcast, Isaac Shaw reads “Staying Clean” by Matt Hoffman:
When I was alone—sleeping alone in public, collecting dirt in layers and becoming more convinced that no one cared at all—my largest concern was cleanliness.
I didn’t want to look homeless and dirty. I didn’t want to stink and repel people. I didn’t want to slide further away from civilized living and a chance to regain my life.
How could I get a job looking and smelling like I had been camping for a week?
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