Local Poverty and Resistance


People Skool for Poverty Skolaz- Ingrid

My name is Ingrid De Leon. Mother of a princess and three beautiful children. This is a story about power. Of leaders of organizations.
 
I feel like garbage. I was seeking help from my adoptive family. I didn't ask for money. I made tamales, so I could sell them, and they would buy them, and to feel that I wasn't begging for money. But for a moment I felt like I was in the clouds, because there were people buying my tamales, and I needed the money. 
 

People Skool for Poverty Skolaz- Tacuma

Everything is a Waiting List

 

I was on my way home from middle school one day. WHAT! A sheriff deputy is at my house with a pink lockout notice on the door and my mom's in tears. What to do, another homeless family in SF. My mother has been on the Section 8 waiting list for years.

Left behind in Tech Privelege land

I really hate not being computer savvy. Often I feel like I'm left behind. The world is supposed to be at my fingertips. This is my generation, we are the techies of today. Unfortunately I don't have that privilege. Somehow I got left behind.

Scamlord Story- Sharena Diamond Thomas

My name is Sharena Diamond Thomas, and I'm informing everybody of what's  going on in my neck of the woods, East Oakland. I'm dealing with a slum lord. 

 

The Sacred Mauna Kea Needs Your Help

Take Action for Mauna A Wākea!!! Please let them know they need to Divest from Desecration!!!!

 

Hit Me Bruh! Thoughts on the Last Black Man in San Francisco

Hit me with something real.  Hit me with what I am.  Hit me with my pent up rage.  Hit me with everything that’s been taken from you, me, us—our city.  Last black man, first black man, and all black men in between; hit me in the solar nexus, the crossroads, the migration, the displacement, the toxicity—I want it all, I want it all back.  Last Black Man in San Francisco, a pause in the sound of the heartbeat of two young black men, a pause that expands and captures the history of a people—the black community of San Francisco—in all its l

Presence, Prayer & Procession of the Housed for the Unhoused

As I looked up at a bus stop on my route home, I recall thinking about the choice I had in that moment to show up or plead exhaustion and go home. Home. I have a home. The irony that I was choosing between going back to the comfort of my house or to a rally explicitly for the housed to show up for the unhoused is more obvious to me now.

Hoarding Mama Earth

Hoarding Mama Earth

 A WeSearch Release & Demand for Radical Redistribution to build Homefulness #2  by Formerly homeless Youth & Family Poverty Skolaz at POOR Magazine/Deecolonize Academy

WeSearch def: Poor People-led Research- a POOR Magazine project

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