As a woman, I like to know that I will be able to be fresh, clean and comfortable when that time of the month rolls around. Women experiencing homelessness, however, do not always have this luxury.
There’s a bill under consideration this week that would extend foster care benefits to youth after age 18. Ann speaks up about why it’s important to her and other youth who’ve been there: “It’s kinda hard for us to grow up as fast as the system wants us to and we’re not ready for it. And our brains aren’t ready for it.”
Without the support of a family or guardian, homeless LGBTQ youth are alone in the world, and it is unbelievable how difficult life becomes.