Vanessa Yuill


When I was on the streets for that consistently long period of time it was like I said, I felt like a non-person at the time. You know, I felt dirty, I felt…just non-existent really. It was horrible…you’ve got nowhere to go, you don’t know what’s happening from one minute to the next, you’re always in danger, you never feel safe, I’ve put myself at risk consistently, I don’t think I ever really slept when I was outside because you can’t…it just drained very mental resource I had really and it was like.

I felt like I was living on the edge all the time; consistently living on the edge, never able to relax, never able to just be. Yeah, and I forget that sometimes just how degrading it was really, it was very degrading.