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“Brutal and senseless.” This is how Cotton describes homelessness. It might just be the most succinct and heart-breakingly accurate explanation I’ve heard in a long time. Cotton is homeless and disabled. She lives in a […]

Cotton

“Brutal and senseless.”

This is how Cotton describes homelessness. It might just be the most succinct and heart-breakingly accurate explanation I’ve heard in a long time.

Cotton is homeless and disabled. She lives in a tent in Greensboro, NC. If that’s not bad enough, she has been living this way for over 16 years.

This raw and unedited story makes one thing crystal clear: living on the streets is horrible. Cotton is the real face of homelessness; the face that we need to see and hear and see and hear and see and hear until something changes. From this raw and gritty story, I hope you can find the the will to act. The will to get involved in the fight to make poverty and homelessness unacceptable.

I hope this story inspires you to do something.

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  • Angela

    I'm surprised no one has commented on this video, personally by far it's my favorite. I love Cotton's personality, I know all too well it's not possible to go around spewing sunshine and daisies when you're talking about something like being homeless. She says it how it is, especially her point about the government being willing to throw away millions of dollars on things of lesser importance and not tackle as serious an issue as homelessness.

  • Rhonda Neill

    This video broke my heart. I feel like society has a responsibility to help these people. Cotton seems very bright and articulate but also full of helplessness. It seems like she has given up. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be disabled and homeless for 16 years. This is real strength and determination.

  • Al Ahmad

    dear cotton I absolutely admire your strength to carry on one day at a time and I am so sorry to hear about you talking about your future. I suffer from bipolar affective disorder and that means that most of the time I am down and when I look to my future I can relate to your comments. I pray that you do no spend another 16 years as a homeless person, and wish that something good turns up for you

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