Her name is RD, but many of you already know her on twitter as @lostawareness [ I first met RD this summer while I was traveling the country through this tweet Because most of my homeless services contacts are in Los Angeles I was able to help RD rather quickly. I wish they all worked out that way.
RD and I took the stage at 140 Conference LA a few months back. She rocked it and I was so proud of her. You can watch here
Unfortunately, RD is still homeless. She now has disability income but that is not enough to afford adequate housing.
Please watch this powerful interview and share with everyone you know. She is facing the biggest crisis in her life with a positive attitude. Rd is an encouragement to many.
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