But they do move, sometimes.
I followed Breisha Hilyard in her quest to find adequate (and affordable) housing in Hartford. A couple of times, she and her two children skated dangerously close to homelessness.
This is not how things are supposed to be. I watched Hilyard struggle, conquer, and get knocked back down only to stand up again. I honestly don’t know how she did it, and does it. She says her kids give her motivation. Maybe, but damn.
It’s been a long road, but just Tuesday, she texted that she thought she’d found a place, and hoped to be in that place on Feb. 1. I wrote about her here, for WNPR.
Here’s hoping. Thank you, Breisha, for your generosity of spirit in allowing me to tell your story. You? Rock.
And Ryan Caron King? You rock and your photographs rock, too.