#FilthyRichHomeless starts TONIGHT 8:30pm on @sbs_australia.
#repost @sbs_australia & @camerondaddo - “I am replaying a moment, not long after I walked back into my home after experiencing Homelessness for 10days. I’d hugged my wife and kids and purposefully turned to look at the back side of our front door. For 9nights and 10days, my mind drifted through varied states of melancholy, deep sadness, gratitude, joy and confusion-to put labels of just a few. I also had moments where I longed for a door, my door...A barricade between me and the world. A place where I could let my guard down, relax my body and mind. To have some respite from the noise, the projections I felt from strangers and the hardness of our urban environment...concrete, bitumen, alloy and steel are still unforgiving and cold, even if you layer it with cardboard and a blanket. For millions around the world, this is their normal, in Australia we’re into the hundreds of thousands now... and that number grows everyday. However, I truly feel that doesn’t have to be the case. I heard someone ask, how do you eat a blue whale? The answer, one bite at a time. Homelessness can be decimated if we do our bit...and there’s a multitude of ways to assist...helping to ease the life of current homeless folk with donations of food, clothes and shelter. There’s prevention of future homelessness by assisting parents and families to raise happy and healthy kids among others. For me, I actively participate in the former, even if it’s taking the time to talk with someone living on the street-that simple act can be a step to someone feeling value in themselves that kickstarts their action into a better life. The fact is, I’ve never experienced feeling so invisible, and when someone did take the time to "see” me, the feeling was elevating. I also launched #mensteam to assist men and stimulate heartfelt discussion between men...this leading to happier men who in turn feel valued and ready to pay that feeling forward to their partners, their kids, their families and yup, even strangers in the street. I am hopeful in some way, that MensTeam can assist in the prevention of homelessness.” - Cameron