Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Seventeen, seven months living in the Hostel
following eight years in a Children’s Home –
‘in Care’ - it is called.
Ten GCSEs.
Strong with words and opinions.
Lives on ten pounds a week, cosmetics, toiletries, transport, non-Hostel food.
Bitter against all the systems and structures – including her Hostel home.
Cannot get a job, she says, because living at the Hostel is a stigma.