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#question : Do you have a good heart?
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#answer : I think I have, a few weeks ago I gave #20dollars to a #homelessman . And only a few days later...I #rescued a #dog 🐶 who was #stuck in a lot of #seaweed or somethin’ so....probably 💗

Why are you encouraging them? That’s what a woman asked me when I handed a homeless man a backpack with food and necessities on the subway earlier today. I responded that it’s not encouraging anything. It’s called compassion and kindness. She started going on. I finally said, “look, this isn’t any of your business. Plus, we’re all being accepting that some allowed you on the train, encouraging your ignorance and hate.”
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She muttered to herself and just stared with disgust.
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To explain, I had to run some errands. And as we often do, I grabbed a few backpacks with food and necessities to give out to people living on the street.
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But really, you’d think I was holding a knife to the throat of a child, the way some people looked as I gave out the backpacks, and sat speaking with the homeless on the train, all of whom were minding their own business.
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Before I left, I went back to check on the three I’d met. All were resting, with our backpack by their side.
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KALE
Although Kale was born in Ottawa, he grew up in El Paso, Texas, after his mother moved there for work related reasons. “My mom moved there for a nursing job, and, ah, the reason I’m here in Toronto is that I got arrested a couple of times, and three strikes you’re out. They were going to deport me.” Nonetheless, Kale told my dad and I that he has fond memories of his time in El Paso. “Texas is one of my favourite places in the world. Ah, I wouldn’t change it for the world.” Unfortunately, because Kale’s mom remained in the United States—she is now in Palm Springs, California—it has been several years since he has seen here. However, he talks with her occasionally on the phone. (He told us that because he is illiterate he is unable to communicate with her using social media.) As to how Kale ended up being homeless, he said, “I got into some drugs here. I got arrested here a few times. That’s why I’m here on the streets, you know?” When Kale was asked where he stays at night, Kale replied, “Ah, behind the Eaton Centre….” “You don’t use shelters?”, my dad asked him. “No”, he replied. “They’re dirty … bed begs … people stealing from each other. It’s not worth it, you know?” “What do you do in the wintertime?”, my dad asked Kale. He replied, “Sleeping bags … a lot of sleeping bags! Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I get into the [Eaton] Centre before they lock it, and I sneak into the stairwell….One year, ah, it must have been, like, five to six years ago … remember when that ice storm hit? Ah, I was sleeping out there. Luckily I had a tarp. I just threw that over me. Ah, yeah, I literally woke up with a layer of ice over me. I thought I was going to freeze to death. Luckily I fell asleep, but I woke up [at this point Kale folded his arms and made an exaggerated shivering motion].” “That’ not a nice way to wake up?” my dad said, laughing. “No, not at all!” he replied.

SYLVESTER
My dad and I met Sylvester in downtown Kitchener, just east of the City Hall. After getting into a comfortable sitting position, he said to us, [I came to Canada from Jamaica] early. [I was] fifteen, sixteen. I haven’t been back … I liked [coming here, though] … I like experiencing change….It was interesting experiencing the difference [between the two countries].” After a brief pause, my dad asked Sylvester, “You probably don’t like our winters though, eh?” Sylvester responded saying, “I actually do [like them]. I appreciate the four seasons....In Jamaica we have one, no, two: rainy and sunny.” Seeing the surprised look on our faces he said, “There actually is a rainy [season]. It rains a lot!” Near the beginning of the photo shoot my camera, mysteriously, stopped working, requiring me try to grab my other one. This resulted in a delay of between 5-10 minutes. When I told Sylvester that, if he wanted, he could go and do something else until I was ready, he said, “That’s okay. I’ve got nothing else to do.” When the photo shoot resumed, Sylvester took up where he had left off. “I like this place”, he told us. “I prefer it. I prefer where I am now to where I used to be. I actually used to live in Toronto … I had to go back [there] for the whole family. My dad died, [and] you know, that kinda stuff.” “So your dad died, but is your mom still alive?”, my dad asked Sylvester. He replied, “Yes, my mom is still alive. [She’s] eighty-nine I believe. She’s doing okay. Well, you know, at that age … I’d say [so]. She’s still thinking. Her mind will be the last thing to go I’m sure”, he said laughing. “But she complains about her body and stuff, yeah. She’s living with my younger brother’s family. It’s better that way. Separating yourself [from family] to the extent where your parents are in a nursing home, isn’t really [good].” “So what did you like to do growing up?” my dad asked Sylvester. He replied, “I was in the choir. That took up a lot of my time. The school was Anglican based, so we actually had a school choir, and I was fortunate enough to be able to sing in it. I can still sing,” he said with a chuckle.

I had the honor of photographing this beautiful soul today in Downtown Atlanta. He had the best smile and attitude ❤️. There are an estimated 553,742 people in the United States experiencing homelessness on a given night. “Do justly, LOVE mercifully, and walk humbly.” #homeless #homelessman #endhomelessness #atlantamission #atlanta #atlantaphotographer #photography #photographer #downtownatlanta

Regrann from @backpacksforthestreet - While we were heading back to “command central on our second night giving backpacks out to people living on the street, we met Skeet, who had just cut his finger badly, and seemed a bit distraught. Our amazing crew members, Rob and David, whipped out the first aid kit in the backpack we had just given Skeet, and took time to clean the wound and bandage him up.
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He was surprised, and extremely grateful. .
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Sábado por la mañana en el que patinar con los niños en el.parque. Pueden hacer circuito de obstáculos y rodear latas, basura, jeringuillas, condones e incluso personas invisibles. Que aprendan ya de niños a ser ciegos, a no luchar por la dignidad del.lugar donde viven. #homeless #sintecho #sensesostre #sensellar #sinhogar#barcelonainvisible #pobreza #pobresa #poverty #invisible #barcelona #bcn#igersbarcelona #igersbcn #streetlife #streetview #urban #urbanandstreet  #street #socialdocumentary #homelessman  #streetphotography #socialphotography
#ig_barcelona #elraval #raval #fotografiasocial #parcdelestresxemeneies

I love the craft. Acting is a treat, and getting to do it with the bozos I’m lucky to call friends is more than I could hope for. In these images I play a hobo who finds a runaway chihuahua (don’t let it fool you, I’m actually hungry for that pooch :p ). This post comes complete with a cameo of my sweaty knees from all that layering under the hot California sun, a group photo, a sleepy lead actor, and finally a recording of my ADR session. God, I love what I do. Made the hard work day ahead bearable.
#acting #adr #shortfilm #homelessman #dogs #sodamnhot #lightscameraaction

Universe irony. Sunday began the packing a d assembling of backpacks for people living on the street. The two guys who were supposed to help load the van, flaked on us. We were a tad annoyed, and then three of our homeless guys, who we help, were walking by, and pitched in to finish. Pretty friggin’ awesome.
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#backpacksforthehomeless .
#homelessness
#homelessman
#homelessguy
#homelessnyc
#homelessshelter
#homelessnothopeless
#homelessoutreach
#backpacksforthestreet
#togetherhelpingothers

Our apartment, the night before we moved everything to command central for packing and assembling. .

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