• Justine Sophia

Walk with me - She's Just a Girl and She's On Fire

Updated: Apr 22, 2020

Tamericion and Tamarson age 12, Lynina age 4, Mother Julina and Grandson Royale age 10 months were abandoned by their father. After not being able to afford a monthly power bill, all their power was turned off and food spoiled in their refrigerator. Because of this, they were evicted and became homeless.

In this video, you will hear the girls talk about what they want to be when they grow up, and Julina will talk about how being a former World Champion Professional Boxer has helped her stay connected to who she is. Julina will be raising her Grandson Royale for the next three years because her daughter was incarcerated. Julina also was separated from her mother at age 7 and never returned home. Despite these hardships, she teacher her children to never give up and to work hard to stay on track.

“My children are bright, intelligent, smart, open minded, and curious” - Julina

"Walk With Me" is a mini documentary series filmed, edited and directed by Justine Sophia in 2016. The goal of the series is to get to know families and better understand why people are falling into homelessness.

If we can understand the causes of systemic homelessness, then we can learn as a society what changes and support is needed in our community so that preventative measures can be taken to keep families off of the streets and out of the shelters.

Skid Row especially, is no place for a child.

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