Digital media can provide lifelines for homeless people. This article explains that Brianna Karp wrote The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness about her experience of being homeless. In an interview, she says that
‘people are still amazed to see homeless people utilizing resources, or conclude that they must not “really” be homeless. Why should a person entering a crisis like homelessness be expected to give up items they may already own, like a cell phone or laptop, which may be their most valuable tools for finding work and digging their way out?’
She also says that through her blog she met other homeless people and activists.
She advises other homeless people that
‘Technology and social media are your friends, so use them. With them, a world’s entire wealth of information is at your fingertips.’
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