The Word “Humanity” Includes Everyone

By Romain Fossey For several years, I was able to join an adventure: meeting people who lived and/or worked in the streets near the Guatemala City municipal landfill. Some of the people I met there were able to contribute to a new book (in Spanish only), edited by sociologist Carolina Escobar Sarti, and published by…

Arrested over subway turnstile jumping

By: Gligor Tashkovich (United States) I got a text message at about 9:30 am in the morning on Thursday with the cryptic words, “She was arrested.” The message was from Jeffrey. Last October, I had finally succeeded (after months of trying) to move him and his partner Nadine off the pavement and into a temporary shelter.…

Unheard Voices

by: Julia Sick (United States) We are in the small room in the basement of the shelter we work at in Queens. The heat is turned up too high and as usual there is at least one dead cockroach in the corner this Wednesday when I arrive to prepare for our adult knitting group and story garden.…

Watch My Cart

by Mary Rudge (United States) It is my home. In it is everything I own. I have no one to turn to, I need something to return to, It’s my cart. On the sidewalk I’m alone I sleep beside it, care for what’s inside it. Nothing a thief would choose, I’m sure yet I’m more…