Here, I was trying to help my little girl make bracelets, while I was also trying to write a paper and do homework. I have twelve more credits and I’ll be done with my Associate’s. In September or January, I’m going to change my major to forensics. I don’t know what school I’ll go to, I don’t want to pay much. I have to look around, bargain around.
Yesenia D. is a 21-year-old proud mother of a little girl. Yesenia is a full-time college student who also works to support her daughter. Yesenia works really hard to give her daughter the best life possible. Witnesses to Hunger has given her an opportunity to talk about the changes she would like to see in Boston, including better housing and shelter programs and more programs for teen moms to finish high school and go on to college.
Bonita C. is a mother of five, ranging in age from 6 to 26. A very strong and wise woman, Bonita talks a lot about her family and the life she wants for them. She is currently looking for employment to better her life and the lives of her children. Through her photos, Bonita explains her struggles with food and shows the experience of going to the food pantry. Bonita believes that having access to healthy food is very important to her and the families in her community.
Juell F. is a 28-year-old mother of two girls. She graduated from medical assistance school, and is working on getting a Bachelor’s degree in human services. Juell wants to see changes in Boston, including holding landlords responsible and creating clean and safe environments for families. Juell believes that Witnesses to Hunger is important because it gives her the chance to speak out for her and her community about these and other issues.