Sheltered is an ongoing photo essay I began working on in 2017. As a former social worker who worked closely with families experiencing homelessness, this had long been a cause close to my heart.
Sheltered is an attempt to document what life is like for families living in shelters. The goal is not only to bring awareness to this population, and the issues they experience that are unique to parenting while homeless but also to show that the underlying themes of strength, love, and sacrifice that are found in parenting stories everywhere also apply to families experiencing homelessness.
The project is ongoing and if you, your organization, or someone you know if interested in participating in it please contact [email protected].
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In 2017 I was asked to document a pair of cloister nuns living in south Texas. The Sisters had recently left their home in North Dakota after feeling that they had been called to start a new branch of their particular order, the Carmelites. At the time of my visit, Sisters Maria and Mary Ruth were the only members of their branch of nuns and were looking for new ways to actively recruit other women who might feel called to the vocation. This proved challenging since Carmelite nuns are a cloistered branch, and therefore have very limited interaction with the outside community. Most of their days are filled with prayer, chores, and assisting the priest with church upkeep in any way they can.
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