Saige doesn’t look homeless. When I handed her a pair of socks, I was actually sure that she was. What happened next totally shocked me. When I gave Saige my business card, she burst into tears. They were happy tears. Turns out she watches this channel and is grateful that we give homeless people a voice.
Saige’s story is an emotional tale of traveling, trauma, depression, survival, and our human need for purpose. The importance of purpose is not talked about enough. I started this channel to give myself a reason to get up in the morning. People need a reason to live. Often, homeless services ignore the power of purpose, which to be honest, I am not sure there is a specific solution since purpose is different for everyone.
After college, Saige backpacked around the world. It was an adventure. She saw new places and stayed with new people. Then she faced significant trauma and everything changed. When she was traveling, Saige was nomadic, which is different than being homeless. Saige told me that what changed is tried to improve her living situation with no results. That’s when Saige finally accepted that she was homeless.
Saige is a strong woman with lots of emotions. It’s important to her that she works her own way out of homelessness. I think most of us can relate. We hate asking for help. Saige is determined to find a purpose to help her get out of homelessness. As you’ll hear me say in this interview, we all need to accept help from time to time. My hope and prayers are that Saige will find the support and purpose she seeks.