Thursday, September 20, 2007


I spent some time with 8 of my street kids (homeless) at the Georgetown squat. They're perched high on a hill under the freeway - a cave of sorts. At one point Olly yelled out as he saw Cat Phish and Athena crossing the railroad tracks toward us. Some homeless adults (who are known to drink a lot) in a camp at the bottom of the hill and across the tracks thought Olly was yelling at them. They got very belligerent and about 10 of them started to approach at the bottom of the hill yelling that they were going to come up and fuck up the kids and take their stuff. WTF??! They're fucking KIDS. my god.. Olly, Tarzan, Daimey and Erin ran to the mouth of the cave with rebar and bottles, posturing and ready to defend themselves. Thankfully the threats died down and the aggressors backed off. it just boggles my mind that these kids have to live this way in such an affluent society as ours.
let's put some politicians under a bridge for a week and see how they fare.
sometimes i think that is the only way that people in power will finally get it.

6 Comments:

Blogger aNaY said...

Hi Katia! I got here from Harvey's blog... and I'm glad I did it. It is touching to see how you care about those street kids, as you call them. Right today we were discussing there about getting "too close" to our photography. Definitely you get a lot more soul and vibration getting close, getting involved, getting part of the feeling or mood....

You have fantastic pictures here, Katia. And I like specially this one. Will keep on coming around!!

Peace,

aNaY

5:11 AM  
Blogger Sw1mm3r said...

hey, i don't need to tell you this, but it is getting recockulously cold out there. Anything the kids are needing right now as far as blankets or sweaters go?

6:41 PM  
Blogger iamkatia said...

yes! they always need blankets and sweaters and sleeping bags.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if i were to procure such items, what would be a good place to deliver them

4:30 PM  
Blogger iamkatia said...

Anonymous--

do you live in seattle? you could bring them to me or you
could bring them directly to the kis, most of whom hang out at westlake pk downtown.

write me for more info:

iamkatia@gmail.com

thank you! :)

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

7:26 PM  

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