Vendor ProfileBy Annemarie Cuccia May 31, 2023
Carlos Carolina and his hopes for the future
When Carlos Carolina thinks of what he wants for his children, the message is simple: do good. Carolina’s done a…
Nikki Smith on helping others — and herself
The first thing Nikki Smith noticed when she got off the train from Philadelphia to D.C. was that she didn’t…
Vendor ProfileBy Alexia Partouche April 12, 2023
‘You’ve got to draw, dude’: Akindele Akerejah on his artistic process
The glossy wrapper of a white Kit Kat is layered over a colored pencil drawing of the titular candy bar….
Vendor ProfileBy Will Schick March 29, 2023
Always beating the odds, a Q&A with Andre Brinson
Street Sense Media artist and vendor Andre Brinson shares a bit about his life and his experience with homelessness.
Vendor ProfileBy Athiyah Azeem June 29, 2022
LGBTQ vendor/artist spotlight
Three of our LGBTQ vendors and artists tell us about their experiences as LGBTQ people, and what Pride means to them.
Vendor ProfileBy Will Schick June 8, 2022
How a street paper can change a person’s life
Gerald Anderson will never forget the first time he ever stole something. It was sometime in the late 1970s in…
Vendor ProfileBy Kaela Roeder March 16, 2022
Basketball star and vendor Abel Putu shares his story
Abel Putu, a Street Sense Media vendor, has always been passionate about basketball.
Vendor ProfileBy Sarah Graver December 2, 2020
Sheila White sets the bar high with her housing and classes at UDC
Sheila White shares the impact of moving into her new apartment.
Vendor ProfileBy Sarah Graver November 18, 2020
Rev. John Littlejohn on faith, friendship, and moving forward
Writer and street paper vendor John Littlejohn, who is also an ordained minister with a doctoral degree in religious education, shares how he leverages faith to empower himself and others.
Vendor ProfileBy Jake Maher October 22, 2020
King of the Road: Saul Aroha Nui Tea’s path to healing through puppeteering
Street Sense Media vendor Saul Aroha Nui Tea explains how puppeteering came to play the role of therapy in his life and breaks down his latest folk opera.
Vendor ProfileBy Gregory Adams March 6, 2019
Morgan Jones is selling more than newspapers, he’s making his own soap
Jones knows the importance of cleanliness.
Vendor ProfileBy Grace Collins February 25, 2019
Safe, secure, and positive: Moyo Onibuje on his new home in Columbia Heights
Vendor Moyo Onibuje discusses his experience finding housing, the comforts of his new home, and his ambitions for the future.
Vendor ProfileBy Noah Telerski February 6, 2019
A style all his own: Franklin Sterling on his life and poems
Writing poems since he was a teenager, Street Sense Media artist and vendor Franklin Sterling has developed a unique style based in medieval English and blending other languages to create something all his own.
Vendor ProfileBy Jeff Gray December 26, 2018
Latishia found a home just in time for Christmas
Latishia always dreamed of hosting her family for the holidays. Now that she has her own apartment, she finally can.
Vendor ProfileBy Gregory Adams December 12, 2018
This Christmas, a man celebrates the 10th anniversary of reuniting with his family
Jeffery McNeil’s story of what led him to being homeless, and how he dealt with it.
Vendor ProfileBy Jeff Gray November 28, 2018
How an unlikely friendship led a homeless man to housing
Reed and Anthony met by chance in 2010. Two years later, they embarked on a journey to get Anthony off the street.
Vendor ProfileBy Gregory Adams November 15, 2018
Marcus McCall, a mentor in the making
A young man once under the care of the city’s foster care system makes a life for himself as an emancipated adult.
Vendor ProfileBy Charles McCain September 25, 2018
How homeless cats healed a homeless woman
Connie Porter, known as Southeast Washington’s “Cat Lady,” talks about her passion for cats and how caring for them positively impacted her life.
Vendor ProfileBy Gregory Adams September 24, 2018
Despite homelessness, an artist continues his work
An artist uses Street Sense Media to advance his goal of ending his homelessness and pursuing his art.
Vendor ProfileBy Tessa Wild June 6, 2018
After having his identity stolen, Vincent Watts found his true self
Vincent Watts struggled after having his identity stolen, but has found his true self in the process.
We believe ending homelessness begins with listening to the stories of those who have experienced it.