Anitra is a member of our Homeless Speakers Bureau, a group of homeless and formerly homeless people who speak in the community about their personal experiences with homelessness.
If you are expecting to hear from a typical homeless person, I’m not her.
I’m a 68-year-old White woman, college-educated and appear middle class.
It’s not easy to determine how many women are homeless. Homeless people often hide being homeless, or hide period. Homeless women hide the most. Of 6,000 people homeless in Seattle tonight, at least 2,000 are women or girls. Of 3,000 without shelter, at least 1,000 are women or girls. ...