Posts Tagged ‘appearance’

Picture the Worth of a Soul

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

When people, in general of course, think of a typical homeless person, they get a picture in their head of a dirty addict that don’t take showers and don’t care how they appear or act. At the time I became homeless I left with only the clothes on me. I wasn’t sure where to go or what to do. Being scared I didn’t want to think, because I too at one point had the stereotype image in my head. Once I found the things I needed around me to be okay, I became less and less afraid. I also learned that there are several images of a homeless person. There are the people with real addiction problems that don’t remember to shower. There are those too with addiction issues that do shower and go to clothes closets and do their laundry. There are ones that are able to get into a shelter and able to get help, but still don’t take care of themselves. There are families living out of the car, because their father’s job moved across the seas. They’re the people who are unable to get the medical and mental help they need, but have no insurance. Point is they are human, worth no more nor any less than anyone else. No one asks to be homeless and in one day anyone can be.

By Dawn McLaren