Read the essay by this homeless youth that provided one of the inspirations for the theme of Box of Rain.
Sliding Into Homelessness
By Zakkiaya Bowen
I am 21 years old and a full-time student at LaGuardia Community College, working toward a degree in writing and literature. I am a writer for Represent magazine and I work as a research analyst for an international company.
I sound like I’ve got it all figured it out, right? Well, I kind of do, but I’m still homeless.
Here’s how it happened…