On Friday Faces of Addiction reached an important goal — 30 addicted persons interviewed and photographed! Our initial goal was 30-50, and we have met the first one — now on to the 50 person goal.
What I’m learning as this process continues is how much addicted people need to feel seen and heard. And how much they need help … and frequently don’t know how to ask for it or need more courage to ask for it. On Friday, Andre Barker told me “it hurts when people refuse to look at you. Sometimes a smile is worth more than a dollar.”
So thank you to volunteers Andre Barker and TJ Ferris of Covington for getting us to what was a goal, and is now a waypoint. On Sunday we’re scheduled for another shoot — onwards to the goal of 50!