The Reasons

For many of us, we are lucky enough that we can’t imagine growing up on the streets. But, it is estimated that more than one million teenagers in America become homeless every year. You might believe that most runaways are just kids who don’t get along with their parents rules or feel that they are grown-up enough that they can make their own decisions. But, there are thousands of children who run away as young as age 10. And there are very few who are just looking for a bit more freedom when they head out their front door.

This design is all about helping those of us that have always come home to a roof over our heads to really understand those that do not. For many runaways, the choice to leave home was spur of the moment and because they didn’t feel safe or loved in their own home. And, unfortunately, many find even tougher conditions and more dangers when they do leave. Awaken your empathy with this thought provoking design.

What do you think of this design?  What images and thoughts does it conjure up in you and how does it help show the world who you are?  Add to the conversation by commenting below.




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2 Responses

David
David

February 10, 2016

There are so many reasons why kids choose to run away from home, and only a fraction of them are shown here. If the picture was busier though it would really detract from the idea of loneliness that you get from it.

Maria
Maria

February 01, 2016

This doesn’t necessarily represent literal homelessness, but the ways in which a teen can feel marginalized by their family. Maybe it’s because of their sexuality, or perhaps it’s due to their parent’s physical abuse or drug addiction.

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