Handing over the Baton

Handing over the Baton

Thank you for the journey with me the past year and allowing me to share my story as a Champion and graduate. I am handing over the baton for Champions to share their stories. “The day I became a Champion”, is a poem I wrote especially for this blog. This marathon of...
The birthday celebration has started

The birthday celebration has started

Our birthday celebration has started.Over the next few weeks we will share 25 #Thisisworking videos from our graduates. Today I am sharing my video with you. When I reflect on my journey out of homelessness I am grateful to U-turn for what they have done for me. Two...
The soul’s oasis

The soul’s oasis

Nothing refreshes the fatigued soul like a hot shower or bath. I discovered that a hot shower is a luxury when I had no electricity in my apartment for some time. I fought battles nobody knew about, months before I became homeless. From the outside I lived a perfect...
Broken mirror mosaic

Broken mirror mosaic

Meeting Evelyn (not her real name) at the night shelter was like looking at a mosaic made from the broken mirrors of my childhood. When Evelyn’s second husband lost his job they fell into the shelter system. Her husband is originally from Limpopo. The bond between...