Richard has slept on the streets, under freeways, in parks, and on sidewalks. But today, he is a proud resident of Nickelsville, a tent city named for Seattle’s mayor.
From the moment I walked into the “city limits”, Richard made me feel welcome. This interview is taped in front of his home. Richard does a nice job explaining the ins and outs of Nickelsville, such as the rationale for giving each tent an address.
I like Richard. Although his future is uncertain, he has a plan, hopes, and aspirations. He is trying to improve his life. Trying, he says, “to get myself into a more solid structure, a house, and a full-time job.” In fact, out of all the stories I’ve shared on InvisiblePeople.tv and change.org, he was the first to know exactly what his three wishes were.
I hope they come true someday.