Reflection About Homelessness

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Going into this project I wanted to research the things adding up to homelessness and the affects it has on humans. Mostly I wanted to argue against the viewpoint that some people have that homeless people are just lazy. My research ended up taking a turn when I actually tried executing it. I am pleased with this project overall and the things I found and learned through the process. My main source of information was the internet. I went online and searched for statistics of homeless people and how they got there. I also found stories of them and how they got to that point. Some of them were about how they got out of that part of their lives and it was very inspiring to learn. Some of the stories I read though were about people still living …show more content…
Pathos appeals to the emotional side of things. This whole research for me was very emotional and personal because it is something I have experienced. Although I thank God and my mom because I was never truly out on the streets, I was without a home, I did have to jump from home to home with my bags and my mom did have to sleep in parks for benches for months. Once I had all the stories, I then made an instagram page, I took pictures of the individuals and myself, and posted them along with the …show more content…
Although it took a little bit of a turn from the original prospectus I am still pleased. Personally I feel better to know that other people have gone through similar things that I have and we are all here to better ourselves and prevent this from happening again. I also found it inspiring to hear the connection between all the stories which was parents fighting for their kids, fighting to get their kids out of poverty. I think my project needs a little work. Posting statistics on the instagram page or places people can go for help might be helpful and interviewing people more and hearing their stories. I think what would make it neat to is hearing the stories of the parents and hearing their side of what happened and how they got to that moment in life. Sometimes as kids we are blinded of the truth and our minds shift out memories from actual events to things that did not necessarily happen to comfort us, so hearing the point of views of parents would be an interesting twist. I think my project did a good job at exploring the issue of poverty. I talked to about 15 people and 9 out them had stories to tell about almost being homeless. This shows that in such close proximity pain and struggle is happening. I enjoyed my project a lot of only hope that this was in a way therapeutic to the people I talked, and that it brings awareness to society about the amount of people struggling and the lack of resources for below

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