On October 11th, I had the honor and privilege of participating in United Way's First Annual Faces of Homelessness Art Exhibition, which was held in partnership with the Downtown L.A. Art Walk.
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In my quest to continue to help the homeless, I have created a new campaign called What Can I Do?, a movement that will raise awareness and compassion about homelessness through art and social action.
There's a man I always see walking around Los Angeles. He's very dirty and he's always talking to himself out loud; screaming, yelling, flailing his arms.
We often take for granted the countless comforts that come along with having a roof over our heads. The feeling of actually being and feeling safe in one's home is more profound than most realize.
As I was talking to Skateboard Bruce, he pulled out some elaborate and beautiful sketches that outlined how human beings can be kinder to our planet by being more resourceful and energy efficient.
These children did not waste time feeling sorry for themselves. They had instead developed a collective love and compassion for one another.
It's important to get past the stereotypes that limit us and often obstruct the truth. People are always so much more than they appear.
Here are people who have so little and are so overwhelmed in life and they can't even properly express themselves with the artistic gifts they've been given.
In August of 2003, I started filming homeless people all around Los Angeles. I took out a loan on a video camera and hit the streets -- in search of any homeless person who would talk to me.
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