I had been homeless almost a year when the women's educational project at Antioch University lei'd us for a party they were having for what I don't remember. This was taken in front of Mary's Place, the old place, the one where I planted myself behind the front counter for the better part of a year.
That's Annie; she was an intern at Mary's and we did some good stuff together. We fired up the Women's Empowerment Center, volunteered at Real Change, stood vigil for Leaves of Remembrance, and went to Church of Mary Magdalene together. We also raised funds for various organizations in the homeless community and had a lot of fun. We went through some stuff. We learned a lot.
Like the bob haircut? I lived in the DESC main shelter at this time, getting up early to take the free bus to Mary's Place. At this moment, in this photo, I had no idea I would live on the street. That I would choose that. I had no idea I would live in the woods, learn to make disposable housing, have my heart broken and my self changed. I didn't know any of that when this photo was taken. That was truly a sophomore year.
Our project at Kickstarter: The Counter.
Empowering Homeless People to Cook for Other Homeless People Since February 2014.