Josiane Keller - The Coon painted with Sun Wukong on the bridge
The Coon (21)

“I had a job and an apartment. I thought I was doing pretty well. Then at basically the same time I lost my job and found out I was getting evicted. My grandparents said I could stay with them for a short while but I could not live with them. Luckily I already knew about the homeless youth programs from friends.

I try to couch-surf as much as possible so I don’t have to sleep outside. I go to homeless youth agencies to get meals and personal hygiene items. I have friends who ear every close knit. We like to go to the Yamhill Pub when we have money and drink beer. I am vegan, and I have been lucky enough to have vegan food provided for me.

I hate the uncertainty of being homeless. I hate not knowing where my life is going.”


*At the time of setting up the show The Coon had found a job at a local gas station.

The Coon painted with Sun Wukong on the bridge | 2012 | Each reflection of myself echoes a different emotion at me - 20 Heroes from the City of Roses | Tags: , ,