Baltimore as a city, is one, just like any other city, has its sides. One side is the one that every person sees, the other is the lesser know side, the everyday people, the normal life. Since being here, I have been able to experience that side of it.
My name is Lynnea Johnson. I am one of the Gileads of the 2016-17 year. I am originally from Kansas, but have lived all over. I went to school at the University of Central Missouri and received my Bachelors Degree in International Studies. Currently here in Baltimore I am working at Project PLASE.
Project PLASE is a homeless shelter here in Baltimore. We serve all types of people from all walks of life. Since I have started to work here, I have had my eyes opened to so many different experiences. One major thing that has changed is the way that I look at homeless people. For me, before working here, I was one to just think that the only homeless people are the ones that you see begging on the street. But that is not the case. Some of these people that I have met here, you would never guess by just looking at them that they were homeless.
This experience so far has opened my eyes to so much more than that though, so much that I can’t even put into words. But one thing that is important to remember is to never judge a person by what they look like, or how they act. You never know what they may be going through.
I am very excited for the rest of this year! I just hope it doesn’t pass by too quickly! Until next time!