All too often, homeless people become invisible in our
societies. Hurried passers-by look the other way and go about their day.
of social media to empower homeless people to tell their stories and remind the
world of a forgotten people.
cities in 6 countries, interviewing homeless people and families. The videos are
raw and unedited and the Invisible People website carries the disclaimer, ‘Caution,
some content may be offensive. Our hope is you’ll get mad enough to do
stories are alike and they challenge perceptions about how and why people end
up on the street.
would they be?’ The answers are humble and a stark reminder of the things that
many of us take for granted. Sharron in Oxford hopes to be reunited with her
children. 20-year-old ‘Rails’ hopes to one day be able to settle down and have
a family while college student Alyona simply hopes to have a roof over her
media impressions per week. Mark is currently working with @Home on finalizing
a documentary about homelessness and with PBS on developing a smartphone app. It’s hoped that this
will inspire people to turn apathy into action and open eyes to homelessness.