It is no secret that Los Angeles has become the capital of unsheltered people in the country, with over 60,000 counted in the county and 36,000 in the city.
For the past six years, I have worked for the community of Skid Row through non-profits like The Midnight Mission and Share A Meal. I have had the privilege to get to know the individuals of this community while trying to understand this error in our society.
I hope through this body of work I can shine a light on what has become our numbing norm. And to most importantly show our local government the humanitarian crisis that they have been ignoring for decades. There is a lot we can do and a lot that needs to be done.
On March 2019, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz and The Commision on the Status of Women honored Zaydee as one of the Pioneer Women on the Year for her documentation and activism within the community of Skid Row.