Where I’ve been

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Joe Jackson is an artist and vendor for Street Sense Media.

Hello everyone, my customers and friends. I know the people of Washington, D.C. haven’t heard from me because the holidays do something to me. Mentally, my family is not strong anymore when it comes to these days. A belated Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you all!. And many more.

My Thanksgiving was the worst ever. Yes, I went to go see my mother. But we didn’t have any food because my mother is sick and she can’t cook anymore. So I was there to see her and I was sick. My grandmother passed away and she used to do the cooking every year. It just wasn’t the same.

While there was a lot of bad, I have to thank Joey and the church members for helping me with a coat and winter boots around Christmas time.

And I want to thank God for my place. Because it is very hard to deal with mental health and an addiction, when you don’t have no direction in life. I stay home because most of my friends have died in D.C.’s streets, going to house parties or parties in the street. So, I don’t party anymore.
I miss a lot of people that were special to me that died last year and the year before that. Love the people that love you because it is hard to find love and someone that cares. Peace be with everyone. Love Everyone

Joe Jackson is an artist and vendor for Street Sense Media.

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