No Room of Her Own: Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
This moving collection brings together the stories of fifteen women who share the common experience of homelessness. Drawing on interviews conducted in Seattle, Washington over the course of nearly two decades, these accounts range across the United States, from New York to Louisiana to Los Angeles. Included here are memories of living in the South at the tail end of Jim
Paperback, 236 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published August 30th 2011)
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This was a difficult book to read at times - many of the stories were graphic and heartbreaking. However, it is important to read the stories of these homeless women, to understand that they are real people who have experienced difficult and often traumatic circumstances. Some of the stories expressed anger and despair, while others were filled with surprising amounts of hope. This book underscores the need to truly take the time to get to know people - every person comes with their own story an...more
The dedication of Desiree Hellegers to so many lives, especially my own kept me afloat and continues to. This Woman/Author/Professor/Activist/Angel in her own way and so many of them is walking the walk; really saving lives, changing mind and impacting people, countries,scholars and all of us, whose lives she's uplifted.