Friday, June 1, 2012

Take Shelter

"I believe that when you sleep somewhere, you leave a little bit of your soul." -- Olga

I recently completed challenge no. 8 by spending the night in a women's shelter in Manhattan. It was intense. It rocked my world off its axis. And I'm so very glad I did it.

There were four women I bonded with in particular: Tracy, Kenya, Olga, and Sista C. These aren't the crack-addict, rambling, confused homeless people off the street. These are intelligent, kind, beautiful women who happened to have some trouble getting to where they are going in life.

I need to take some time to write about it because I'm still wrapping my head around the evening. In the meantime, here are a few pictures:

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