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“Have you applied for housing?”“I applied, but my son died in Florida, and I lost it. Now they say it will be another five to ten years.”“How did he die?”“Heroin overdose. He was 25.”“Do you have other children?”“I have three more. They’re all married and doing good. But they don’t care about me because I didn’t raise them.”“Why not?”“I used to do drugs myself, but I stopped.”“Why don’t you go back to Florida? At least it’s warmer.”“I tried it for a couple of months, but there are too mosquitos and roaches.”“Did you stay out here all winter?”“I was in a shelter, but people tried to fight me. I fought back, and they kicked me out. The shelters are not nice. They’re dangerous, and the staff treats you like shit, like you’re nothing. You said you wanted to take a picture. Take it. People should know how we live.” High-res

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“Have you applied for housing?”
“I applied, but my son died in Florida, and I lost it. Now they say it will be another five to ten years.”
“How did he die?”
“Heroin overdose. He was 25.”
“Do you have other children?”
“I have three more. They’re all married and doing good. But they don’t care about me because I didn’t raise them.”
“Why not?”
“I used to do drugs myself, but I stopped.”
“Why don’t you go back to Florida? At least it’s warmer.”
“I tried it for a couple of months, but there are too mosquitos and roaches.”
“Did you stay out here all winter?”
“I was in a shelter, but people tried to fight me. I fought back, and they kicked me out. The shelters are not nice. They’re dangerous, and the staff treats you like shit, like you’re nothing. You said you wanted to take a picture. Take it. People should know how we live.”

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There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist, whatever you want to be, and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.

Me, Myself & I (Est: 1984)Reblogged from Me, Myself & I (Est: 1984)

Excerpt of Beyonce’s interview in OUT Magazine (via katsattack)