I recently attended a writing group near my home. I wanted to meet some new people who are gifted in writing, who also share my involuntary desire to tip-toe and tap dance on my computer keyboard, for long periods of time.
It was a great meeting, and I believe I was recruited on a board for a poetry contest for youth. One woman approached me, she knew that my husband and I were long-term homeless and met each other during our individual homelessness.
The one horrible myth about the homeless is that we are uneducated, incapable, unskilled hopeless people who cannot rise above our financial turmoil to live whole, stable and healed lives.
The woman who approached me at the meeting made a statement and asked a question very close to exactly the following:
Wow, it’s amazing to me that you were able to have so many business skills, and…
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