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Poverty is a circumstance, not a value judgment.

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Here is a staggeringly important article written by Darlena Cunha for The Washington Post.  It’s entitled “This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps” and she shares her  experience as someone who never thought they’d have to use Food Stamps, and the judgments that were passed on her when her financial stability fell apart suddenly.  I think many of us who are living with chronic illnesses know what it’s like to build up our educations and careers, and then to suddenly lose it all.  I hope this article is shared to reach as many people as possible.  It’s important.

 

 

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  1. I’m kinda in the same boat you are. At one point I had to get food stamps and was interested to see that people who shopped/worked at our local not-so-fancy-but-cheaper grocery store were much more patient with it than the people who shopped/worked at the fancier-kinda-yuppy grocery store. We didn’t think we’d have to deal with this stuff, eh? Yes though, much to be thankful for.

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  2. I’ve read this article and definitely can relate. I’ve had some college and became a certified Phlebotomist and now its a waste because of my health. My source of income is SSI and that will be all that I will ever have. I have learned to be thankful for the things I do have though and there are a lot of people out there worse off.

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