I’ve been drawn to Skidrow for years, and when i finally got out there, i didn’t want to leave it the same way I’d found it. There are a lot of issues in the world, but I’m choosing to focus on Skidrow right now, because i believe everyone deserves a chance to be seen, heard, and valued as a real person, not a “homeless” person. We’ve got to humanize Skidrow, because at this point most people on the outside looking in are numb to the suffering, we need to remember that there are still people on the row that could have their entire life changed by someone being willing to see them in a different light, and truly give them the benefit of the doubt. Ultimately, it’s a 3rd world environment smack in the middle of one of the wealthiest and most affluent cities in the world and it’s time to do more.
The reward: The reward has been in meeting some of the most incredible people I’ve ever met in my life. Some of the most spirited, grateful, open hearted and fascinating people I’ve ever met have been on Skidrow. You never know why someone is the way they are, or why they are where they are unless you get a little closer, and it’s like Brene Brown says, “it’s hard to judge close up.” Rolling out more info with a video we were lucky to work on with @ryan_jinks
For more info on how to help inbox me or email Rachel@theunstuckproject.org 📸by: @trevinmatcek ❤️ P.S Thanks for prompting these questions @digitalstorytyler from @actofisms!! #dosomethingfornothing#yourstorymatters#liveagreatstory
Big thanks are in order to all the art lovers, art supporters, art organisers and just generally beautiful people of Los Angeles who helped every artist at @theotherartfair Los Angeles @themajesticdowntown be here and show our work to the world! thank you and see you around..🌴💐🎨💜