a.k.a. Joyce, Crack & Rebuilding a Life

January 2006 • Digital Giclee´ Print • 28”h x 112”w

 

 

“...The desperation of being homeless escalated into other self-defeating behaviors. Just imagine being stranded on a deserted island with no way out, or surviving an airplane crash only to find yourself alone and lost. Even these scenarios are less frightening than being homeless. I felt nameless, faceless, a liability to society, and cast aside to be forgotten....”

~ a.k.a. Joyce

 

 

Joyce told her story with an utter frankness I could not replicate any other way except by direct quotation. I set about to type out the transcript of the entire interview... [It would] become ...the proverbial “writing on the wall.”

~ Mara Jevera Fulmer


RITA

IONA

ELAINE

DOROTHY

GILDA

JOYCE

RACHEL

DONA


 

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