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Who are you?
Me? I’m a nobody, a middle man. These aren’t my stories or my experiences. I’m just the medium through which they are told.
Alright, but how can we trust you are the best person for the job?
If I have to discuss myself in anyway, it will only be to booster confidence that I can in fact pull this off. Afterall, a three month, 13,000+ mile cross country trip dedicated to interviewing homeless people and successfully presenting their stories to the public is no easy task.
In short, I am a recent graduate of Boise State University, majoring in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism. I wrote for Boise State’s newspaper, The Arbiter, and have had a few pieces in other publications. Though I primarily photograph nature, I know my way around a camera. I am fluent in the interviewing process and am confident in my ability to get people to open up about their personal life. Please allow my interviews thus far to quell your doubts.
This idea of traveling throughout the nation to transform the public’s view of homelessness has been waiting patiently on my to-do list for more than six years. I have had an extreme interest in homelessness, specifically perceptions of homelessness, since I was in high school. Throughout my education, I have taken every opportunity possible to focus my projects on homelessness and the public’s misconceptions regarding the homeless population.
It is not an overstatement to expect this trip to be a major life-changing experience. I like to think my senses for adventure are untamed, restrained only by budgetary measures. This life offers an endless buffet of remarkable experiences and I’m not here just to have a taste. The idea of tossing a mattress in a van and traveling the country with the purpose of getting beat over the head endlessly with culture-shock excites me to no end.
As stated, this idea has been evolving in my head for years, sharpening its nails and scratching at my conscious. This is my project. Everything I have to offer will be put into this. There is no doubt in my mind that I will not be able to succeed and show the collective population that there is more to homelessness than portraits of tattered faces and simplified statistics.