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I was recently asked what I thought about all the ruckus over the Confederate flag. The individual doing the asking is an older white male that I’ve come to know as a nice guy but…completely clueless about institutionalized racism and white privilege. You see, his asking me what I thought wasn’t really out of curiosity, …
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Dear Governor Inslee

January 21st, 2015 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (0 Comments)

Washington State is failing its homeless kids. I know because I’m a homeless mother who gets to deal with out of touch school superintendents, educators and principals. The so called homeless liaison from the Auburn School District introduced himself to me AFTER my child had been enrolled for three years! He had no clue about …
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Pinky’s Present

November 24th, 2014 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness | Uncategorized - (1 Comments)
A gift covered with newspaper

It’s that time of year again, watching people look like lemmings as they run to the nearest outlet mall or department store to spend their money. Even before I became homeless, I taught my kids that the holidays are not an excuse to grant them excessive wishes once a year but after we were homeless, …
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Beware of homeless bigotry in the City of Kent

September 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (0 Comments)
handful of pennies

We are not a just society and when it comes to homelessness, somehow being the poorest of poor is an excuse for others to vent their vitriol about what they assume is a lifestyle by choice. That assumption often manifests itself in bad policies by city officials that make a bad situation even worse. Take …
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Open letter to PETA

September 20th, 2014 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

How dare you. What kind of organization has no moral conscience in using a woman’s horrific murder to push their agenda to feed jail inmates a vegan diet? Not only did you show incredibly bad judgment in making such a statement, it is nothing compared to the slap in the face you just gave to …
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The messy reality that doesn’t show up on paper

September 8th, 2014 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (0 Comments)

I live out of a car and have been homeless for several years now and one of the things that irks me about homeless service providers is that there’s a disconnect between what they do and what homeless people actually live. Part of that is because many in social services have never been homeless so …
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Mr. Kash N’ Karry

August 5th, 2014 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (0 Comments)
Neel KashKari website poster

According to Mr. Neel Kashkari, he’ll do anything to bring attention to the plight of the poor. If you believe that, you’re mind-bogglingly naïve or a well-practiced liar. Mr. Kash N’Karry is committed alright, committed to bringing as much attention as he can to his campaign, not homeless people. He isn’t raising awareness as real …
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The need is great but …..

August 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (0 Comments)

    “The need is great but what can I do?” That’s the response I got after talking to a guy who worked at a hospital I was visiting that I had brought a local homeless man in to. The hospital maintenance man was changing light fixtures as we talked. “Besides, with all the corruption …
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I just read a few articles on the state of homelessness in King County, Washington which is where I live. Just for the hell of it, I did a Google search on homeless help and laughed at what I saw. As a homeless person, it is blaringly obvious that all of the sites I looked …
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We can be defeatists or we can be champions

March 17th, 2014 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (0 Comments)

Nobody ever told me how long grieving takes but I never put a time table on it anyway. I just knew that after the shock of losing both my parents a few months ago, I would get back to what I was doing before; helping the homeless while trying to help myself get back on …
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