Escuela de la gente/PeopleSkooL


Isolation: Not Mommy's Fault

 

In the largest, creaky-est, most beautiful Victorian house on the block of a suburb of Detroit, resides the most beautiful Puerto-Rican, Filipina, Japanese, and White family. Each member of the family locks themselves in their own room.  The silence and loneliness in a house that is a home to 9 people is unnatural- frightening even.

The Bank Officer Gave Me A Canned Tamale

 

As terrifying as being on the outside looking in is, being on the inside wanting out is worse.

Needing to feed my face and pay the rent, I had taken a low paying job at the old Crocker Bank and after five years was making only around four dollars an hour doing office work.  Having come to the point of overdrawing my checking account, I asked a bank officer if she would advance me twenty dollars until pay day.  How many others have asked that question?

Wesearch Series- The Impact of GentriFUKation

 

Wesearch:

Poor people led research and pro-active media deconstructing the lies told about criminalized and mythologized communities.

 

 

Click here for Spanish Translation:   http://poormagazine.org/node/4714

 

Ingrid De Leon

Wesearch Series- Stories of GentriFUKcation

 

Wesearch:

Poor people led research and pro-active media deconstructing the lies told about criminalized and mythologized communities.

 

Wesearch Series- Stories of GentriFUKcation

 

Wesearch:

Poor people led research and pro-active media deconstructing the lies told about criminalized and mythologized communities.

 

Ingrid De Leon

Being "Raised" Right!

I can look back on my early years in and out of shelters and public housing complexes and admit..... I am alive today, not because my parents reared me for society, but because they Raised Me.

From Colonization to Assimilation

I remember the days when my mother would tuck me in at night with a sad look on her face, almost to a point of crying. I never did ask what was wrong because I had an idea, but knew that if I went further I felt I would’ve broken her. To this day I still don’t know what makes her sad. I only know one truth to her that I fear on the daily, the idea of losing her child.

TURF Stopping BIG Tobacco

With tobacco there is terrible withdrawal, it is almost impossible for a lot of people. I did, I went cold turkey, they never had any patches in those days but grass was not difficult, alcohol not difficult, but tobacco – OH MY GOD” – Anonymous

Within my childhood home, four of my family members smoked and chewed
tobacco. I have a feeling they would have expressed similar struggles attempting to
quit using tobacco. As the oldest of six siblings and cousins residing in my twelve-

Living Pimp-Free: The Revolutionary Change Session 2012

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