Riley, 21, Philadelphia

Submitted by Diana Scholl, via We are the Youth. Photo by Laurel Golio.

“I went and I tried to stay in a homeless shelter and hated it. It was really difficult with my gender or lack-there-of expression. The shelter wasn’t individualized for different gender expressions. And in order to apply for a job you had to go to these job classes, and I already knew how to do those skills. They wouldn’t see me at the place I was at. I was like, ‘this is dumb.’ I wanted to go back on the streets.”
Riley, Age 21, Philadelphia”

More about Riley’s story can be found here.

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Posted by on November 13th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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