These powerful films and images will change the way you think about homeless people
I became homeless through, sort of not being able to live with my Mam really. I’m really close to her but we can’t live together.
“You’re no different, just because you don’t have a roof over your head.” So says Ross, a young homeless man from York.
The campaign is called We’re Human Too. It includes three thought-provoking short films and a series of positive portraits presenting people experiencing homelessness in a new light.
Produced by Inspired Youth in partnership with York Arc Light and Scott Akoz Photography, the campaign was launched at York St John University on Wednesday (March 2).
I’m a giver not a taker… I’ve ended up in this situation through, just bad times really.
What makes me the most happy? Spending time with my kids. It’s not something I have to think about, definitely spending time with my kids.
I describe myself as a friendly person. I like caring about people. It means a lot to me to help people.
Love means to me putting trust in somebody and somebody putting their trust in you. No secrets, no lies. It’s a gel for it to be a partnership.
Working with disabled kids, I did a lot of that. I enjoyed doing it. I loved it, and I loved helping people.
When I was younger, I had trials for a team. Quite a big team. And I didn’t get very far because I turned to drugs. Ruined life a bit.
What makes me sad is mainly seeing people who shouldn’t be in the position they’re in. And it’s a hard life for them, when it shouldn’t ought to be.