"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘children in poverty’

Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 One Person's Trash Seeking Work About Homelessness

One Person’s Trash Accepting Submissions for Issue 4

Their call: 

“We are a literary journal about homelessness that prints quarterly and features high quality work on our website. In addition, One Person’s Trash is sold by the South Sound area homeless population with them keeping all profits. We are seeking submissions for Issue 4. We want your stories of street life and getting by; your poems about the folks under the overpasses and in the alleyways; your art that speaks to, by, or of the homeless. Please send us your fiction and nonfiction stories, your poems and visual art, your work of the heart on homelessness. Thank you.”

Visit the journal HERE 

Detailed Submission Guidelines HERE

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Shame

1 May 2017

Read a story this morning about lunchrooms shaming poor children.

I cried for an hour. The scars of shame run so deep, follow us into adulthood, undermine the beauty and power of who we are at every turn, if it’s not healed. 

“I look in the mirror through the eyes of the child that was me.”― Judy Collins

Make art about childhood shame, about seeing that hurt child in your adult eyes, about healing shame. 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Two Today <3 On Power, and Violence

8 March 2017

Make art about collective power. 

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9 March 2017

Make art about the violence of poverty. 

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Sometimes the Prompt Really Hurts My Heart

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Spent the day workin on a meal planning/shopping/cooking tutorial for some of my students who struggle with making their food dollars stretch.

In 2014:

46.7 million people (14.8 percent) were in poverty.
15.5 million (21.1 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.
4.6 million (10 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty.
The overall poverty rate according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure is 15.3 percent, as compared with the official poverty rate of 14.8 percent.[ii]
Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure, there are 48.4 million people living in poverty, nearly 2 million more than are represented by the official poverty measure (46.7 million).

48.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 32.8 million adults and 15.3 million children.

And this doesn’t even begin to touch the problems of global hunger.

Make art about literal, physical, hunger.

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