Sherita Mouzon is a member of Witnesses to Hunger, a groundbreaking project featuring the voices and photography of parents and caregivers who have experienced hunger and poverty firsthand. Sherita is a wife and mother of one daughter, and works as a Peer Mentor for the Salvation Army, running trauma-informed peer support groups in Philadelphia.
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Monday, May 19, 2014
My Poverty, My Trauma
I have lived in Philadelphia, in poverty, for most of my life. I remember the smell of mold and mildew. I would watch as my most valuable possessions were destroyed by them. The smell of decay was all around me. I remember being cold and being in houses with no heat or hot water. My stepfather...