Street Sense Media vendor Saul Aroha Nui Tea explains how puppeteering came to play the role of therapy in his life and breaks down his latest folk opera.
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Jones knows the importance of cleanliness.
Vendor Moyo Onibuje discusses his experience finding housing, the comforts of his new home, and his ambitions for the future.
Writing poems since he was a teenager, Street Sense Media artist and vendor Franklin Sterling has developed a unique style based in medieval English and blending other languages to create something all his own.
Jeffery McNeil’s story of what led him to being homeless, and how he dealt with it.
Reed and Anthony met by chance in 2010. Two years later, they embarked on a journey to get Anthony off the street.
A young man once under the care of the city’s foster care system makes a life for himself as an emancipated adult.
Connie Porter, known as Southeast Washington’s “Cat Lady,” talks about her passion for cats and how caring for them positively impacted her life.
An artist uses Street Sense Media to advance his goal of ending his homelessness and pursuing his art.
Vincent Watts struggled after having his identity stolen, but has found his true self in the process.
Eric Thompson-Bey discusses his journey to getting a job in a restaurant, which began when he obtained an externship through a culinary program called Real Opps located at Thrive D.C.
A get well letter from the Street Sense Media Team to Toni, a Street Sense vendor.
Having escaped years of chronic homelessness, David doesn’t have to look far to remember how far he’s come.
Marcellus Phillips has battled epilepsy for 20 years, the last of which he has spent sleeping on his sister’s living room floor. After a persistent effort, he now can depend on a monthly disability payment.
Michael Warner, a Street Sense vendor and longtime organizer in Democratic politics, has been accepted into a prestigious training program at the DCCC. We looked back at his life up to this point and spoke with him about his future plans.
A vendor profile of John Littlejohn, who has worked for Street Sense since 2010.
Vendor Wendell Williams shares his personal journey, rising through the ranks in the radio broadcast industry and finding his way to personally overcome addiction and chronic homelessness.
Street Sense Vendor Jeff McNeil’s discovery of reading and writing helped turn his life around.
Sheila White has found her way back to the classroom despite years of being forced to postpone her education.
June 16, 2017 marks the two-year anniversary of Patty Smith moving into housing at the Valenti House in Woodley Park.