Reading your profound post tonight makes me glad I’m locked out of my FB account. Having worked with adults and kids experiencing homelessness for 30+ years, I recognize the “turn away” impulse, and know what happens when I can wrestle with my inner self to see beyond the rags, the catheter, the label to see the person. What would surprise many people is how families are scorned, sometimes by school districts wanting to reject students who might bring test scores down. My latest 5-minute documentary, My Biggest Fear (https://vimeo.com/261206319), features a courageous, articulate mother and her family sharing their lives. I’m so much richer for knowing her.

Thanks for your posts. You’re what brought me to Medium! Write on!

Founder/pres. HEAR US Inc., gives voice & visibility to homeless families & youth, ran shelters, advocate, filmmaker, author, 15 yrs. on US backroads.

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