The following post is for a project I ran into on twitter that I hope changes people’s perception of homelessness a little, so please pass it along.
I have always been very moved my homelessness and try to help in my own way since I am not particularly big in volunteerism. One of the things that piss me off the most about this problem is seeing how people completely ignore a homeless person’s plea for help by not only ignoring their words but also ignoring their existence completely like they were a trashcan or a fire hydrant.
So take a look at this little project that tries to fight the problem in a different way by empowering homeless people with a voice and a platform to not only be heard but also to be able to connect with other people which I think is the most important aspect of this project.
I hope this project succeeds since I really believe that once you connect with people it’s a lot harder to ignore their pleas. cheers
If you have the time, browse though and take a look. These are great compilation of stories of ordinary New Yorkers. I have been here almost 4 years and that’s how NY looks and feels to me in a way. After browsing just the first 8 stories I felt I either knew someone like them or I shared an exact trait with them, one that I acquired since I moved here to New York.
So if you want to get a real feel of New York, dive in.