Three of our LGBTQ vendors and artists tell us about their experiences as LGBTQ people, and what Pride means to them.
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Gerald Anderson will never forget the first time he ever stole something. It was sometime in the late 1970s in New Orleans, La. And 10… Read more »
Abel Putu, a Street Sense Media vendor, has always been passionate about basketball.
Sheila White shares the impact of moving into her new apartment.
Writer and street paper vendor John Littlejohn, who is also an ordained minister with a doctoral degree in religious education, shares how he leverages faith to empower himself and others.
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.
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.
Latishia always dreamed of hosting her family for the holidays. Now that she has her own apartment, she finally can.
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.