According to data collected by the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), between 2005 and 2019, there were 46,961 individuals who had experienced both homelessness in Minnesota and domestic violence.
You don’t bother to tell her about the pineapples back home and how fruit vendors peel the outer skin with machetes and sell them on wooden skewers, or on hot days, sell juices of freshly pulverized pineapples, complete with foam on top.
Taking breaths, pushing through mistakes — the process of creating beauty out of mistakes and never throwing anything away was so important. I am quite emotional writing this. I am realizing how therapeutic that process was for me.