While “Boriqua” did give us her real name, she asked that we not publish it or her picture. Even though this is our PHOTO campaign, and there are no photos for “Boriqua’s” story, I felt it was so compelling that I had to share it so, the photo you see above is NOT “Boriqua”. Next time.
They were a small group, huddled in the doorway to a loan company on Travis Street, downtown. They accepted the food we offered and looked at us with pensive and watchful eyes. Two girls and two guys, arrayed in various states of recline appeared settled in for the evening. The temperature was in the high fifties, but only one of them (the youngest girl, in her 20’s) had a blanket. I sat down to talk and listen.
“Boriqua” A 30 year old woman from Puerto Rico, she came to the states with her family as a teenager and grew up in South Carolina. She has two kids, a 13 yr. old boy and a nine year old daughter; both live with her brother here in San Antonio.
“I wasn’t always homeless. Continue Reading