"My classmates and I were all unintentionally killing ourselves at 13 Targets, guzzling down a soda while walking past wheelchair amputees and crack addicts because we weren't aware of our own bodies collapsing after the sweet euphoric sting leapt from our tongue."
Although homelessness is often represented in the media with one stereotypical image, there is no one face to homelessness. In 2002, it was estimated that more than 1.6 million youth experience homelessness in the US each year.
In honor of Maya Angelou, American author and poet, we wanted to share this poem by Natalie Patterson. Maya's huge body of work spanning more than fifty years has inspired individuals all around the world. This poem is for her.