Arien

Featured Video Play Icon

Probably the biggest request I get is to update stories. That is not easy to do for many reasons. As Invisible People grows, I do want to make updates more intentional. Until then, every now and then I run into someone I interviewed in the past. I love being able to reconnect with someone I know, but I HATE that the person is still experiencing homelessness.

While walking around Hollywood, I saw a young woman in the distance. She was sitting on the ground and apparently homeless. As I got closer, she started to look familiar. It was Arien, a homeless woman I interviewed a year and a half ago. Here is Arien’s original interview.

Arien recognized me first. She was more than happy to record an update video but asked if she could finish putting on her makeup first. Whenever I interview a woman, and she doesn’t “look homeless” the comment section fills with questions like: “how can she afford makeup if she is homeless?” What people need to understand is both men and woman in any situation including homelessness try their best to keep some kind of dignity and self-esteem. For women, this often includes putting on makeup to look and feel better!

I asked Arien to explain how she gets her makeup and why it’s important for homeless women to look her best even when living homeless on the streets of Los Angeles.

Once again Arien shares the harsh realities of what homeless women have to go through. Please watch and share this important video.


Invisible People

Invisible People

           

We imagine a world where everyone has a place to call home. Until then, we strive to be the most trusted source for homelessness.

Related Topics




Get the Invisible People newsletter


RECENT STORIES

Los Angeles Homeless Woman Lost Her Legs to Frostbite

Monica

homeless man in austin

David

Disabled Homeless Mom

Cori and her daughter

Homeless Man Stranded for Five Years after Losing His ID

Cornelius


RECENT ARTICLES

Michel Moore Criminalization of homeless people

How One LAPD Chief Seeks to Decriminalize Homelessness

Eviction notice

Eviction Filings in Post-Pandemic America Are Every Bit as Bad as You Expected

tweeting on Twitter

How Twitter Takeover Could Impact Homeless People, Part 2

temporary housing for homelessness

When It Comes to Homelessness, We Must Stop Thinking Short Term

Get the Invisible People newsletter