21 Homeless People Confess The Hardest Things They Have To Go Through


When I was 17 I was homeless. There was a gazebo in the park that had a trap door in it. Under the gazebo was a room filled with chairs for when performances were put on. I used to sleep down there. I always feared someone would come along and put a lock on the trap door while I was sleeping.


Bugs. I used to sleep behind dumpsters, and the fear of roaches crawling on me in my sleep was enough to make sure I only slept 2-3 hours. Made me try to find hospital bathrooms and just lock the door for 5-6 hours.


The hopelessness and pressure of knowing the longer you spend homeless, the harder it is to get out of it.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of thelazygurl.com.