The Photographer

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“My main motivation in life has always been to help those around me. I'm always looking for a new challenge to put things in perspective. When I applied for the Crisis Advocate position, I had no idea what to expect. I did not know anything about the Solutions Center or what it offered for the Fond du Lac community. This position was something out of my comfort zone. Everything in my life has been attainable due in part to my own privilege and upbringing. But not everyone is dealt a good hand in life. It wasn’t long before I would hear stories. Stories of addiction, trauma, and hardship. I was exposed to the reality of how the world truly is through a different lens. As a photographer, I proposed this social media project based on the popular blog Humans of New York. I wanted to share these stories with my community to bring people together and shed light on the issues and misconceptions of homelessness. Each individual highlighted in this project volunteered to share their story with you. They could be one of your coworkers, your friends, your family. We live in a world where it is easy to ignore the problems until it hits close to home. But this is our reality and I hope these stories spark a conversation.

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