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Being real: Relationships serve people in poverty

By Jessica Connor. It’s daytime in Tent City 2. Safe time, when a so-called privileged woman like this writer can dig her low heels in the loose gravel and clay as she makes her way among the tents, cardboard boxes and wood planks, looking for stories, photos. Anything to show people what it’s really like to walk in these residents’ shoes.

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Being real: Relationships serve people in poverty
Photo by Jessica Connor
Being real: Relationships serve people in poverty
Photo by Jessica Connor
1 Comment   Aug 26, 2014

Being real: Relationships serve people in poverty

By Jessica Connor. It’s daytime in Tent City 2. Safe time, when a so-called privileged woman like this writer can dig her low heels in the loose gravel and clay as she makes her way among the tents, cardboard boxes and wood planks, looking for stories, photos. Anything to show people what it’s really like to walk in these residents’ shoes.
Look past the surface
Photo by Jessica Connor
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Look past the surface

By Jessica Connor. As humans, we put all sorts of social constraints on our ourselves. Beyond race, ethnicity or creed, we like to further divide ourselves: Are we “Southern,” “Northern” or “Midwestern?” “Liberal” or “conservative?”