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By | Oct 27, 2014
Source: Spiegel

Source: Spiegel

Homelessness is all around us. It is an undeniable fact.

When you drive to work in the morning, you may pass by an army of tents under the freeway overpass. You may be on the way to your local coffee shop and notice a homeless person or family a foot away from your car—asking for work, food, or money. You may walk to your favorite restaurant in Hollywood and see a teenage girl begging for help.

The question is: Why is homelessness in the backdrop of our everyday lives?

The other day, I came across a recent article. It was composed of 75 photos that the authors felt defined the 21st century and how future generations might characterize us.  The photo featured above clearly stood out.

The picture’s caption is: “Three young women from the New York Fashion Week pose next to a homeless man.” The question I had been asking myself—why is homelessness in the backdrop of our everyday lives—was captured in this photograph. Read More »

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