There have been a lot of viral videos out there lately featuring homeless people, and while many of the videos promote compassion, there's been one missing key component... their own voices.
Desensitization and a lack of understanding toward homeless people has allowed people to dehumanize them, and, often, to talk over them.
It's time that they're heard.
Canadian charity Raising The Roof previously asked homeless people to read mean tweets in an effort to raise awareness, and now the same people want us to know a few things about homelessness and about who they are. And they're telling us in their own words.
Help them get heard by sharing their voices.