Their Shoes #45

Moe received her shoes from the Bargain Annex. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter and food. If I don’t find a place to live by August 31, me and my son will be homeless. The new landlord doesn’t want people living in the apartment anymore. I can’t find a place! It’s really… Continue reading Their Shoes #45

Their Shoes #44

Tia recently received her shoes from the homeless shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter! I’ve just been couch-surfing since I lost my place. I no longer have a place of my own. I rented from my cousin before we, shall I say,  parted our separate ways. My situation changed… Continue reading Their Shoes #44

Their Shoes #43

Nancy’s shoes were purchased by her parents. Her previous pair fell apart and she required a new pair for a non-paying career gig. “I plan on paying them back. For now, it’s added to the nearly $10,000. debt to my parents incurred over the years from buying necessities like food, clothing and shoes. Not to… Continue reading Their Shoes #43

Their Shoes #42

Becky bought her shoes at the Red Apple discount store on Ouellette Avenue. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? Two things. Two big things. Food and addictions. I drink a lot most days so my money goes towards alcohol and cigarettes. And, then, for convenience, I tend to buy take-out… Continue reading Their Shoes #42

Game On!

Ten words. Just ten words. It hardly seems possible for ten words to have an impact on your happiness compared to the realm of material written on the pursuit of it. Yet, they’ve had a lasting impact for me. I’ve repeated those words three times this week alone. Plus, I’ve felt empowered and at peace… Continue reading Game On!

Their Shoes #40

Dustin received his shoes from a homeless man. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s people pissing off. They steal my stuff. Not respectful. There always seems to be a thief around me. I’m constantly having to replace the things I own. Or used to own, anyways.” “Food is a… Continue reading Their Shoes #40

Their Shoes #39

Ryan was barely able to keep his eyes open as he ate his lunch at the homeless shelter. He bought his shoes from his friend recently. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter. I’ve been living on the street on and off for about five years. Sometimes I crash at… Continue reading Their Shoes #39