It was such a privilege to interview the young people who came to our photo shoot. By sharing their stories of homelessness, they gave us a glimpse into the practical realities of their lives.

Amie spoke about what couch surfing is like for young women.

“When you’re young and homeless you can’t always choose the people around you, especially when you’re couch surfing. As a teenage girl, couch surfing in a house with lots of drug and alcohol used you never know what’s going to happen to you. You don’t have your own room to get changed in and when you’re having a shower someone can just walk in. Young girls are vulnerable to anything in that environment.”

We’d love it if you’d share this post so that more people could know what the reality was for Amie and the other young people experiencing homelessness in our #30facesofhomelessness campaign.