Housing for the People: Investing in change
Dear friends of INSP,
My name is Vicky Batcher. I am a vendor and writer for both The Contributor street paper in Nashville, USA and the International Network of Street Papers (INSP).
This year, INSP paid me to write a series of stories about my life. Most recently, I had the chance to write a holiday piece titled: "A Christmas Carol: A roof over my head for the holidays.
It’s such a humbling experience to know that others would find comfort, encouragement and ideas from anything I would write. It’s been such an honor to write for the International Network of Street Papers. What power that has. What a feeling of accomplishment when I see my name, Vicky Batcher, in the byline in other languages, in other street papers around the world. It’s life-changing.
What a feeling of accomplishment when I see my name, Vicky Batcher, in the byline in other languages, in other street papers around the world. It’s life-changing.
I’m writing to you today to ask for your humble support. Your donations this year will go directly to support writers like myself. Every year, the International Network of Street Papers publishes stories by people with lived experience and news from other street papers through the News Service, a news wire serving street papers in 35 countries in 25 languages.
Your support means giving not only myself, but hundreds of other individuals around the world, a platform to be seen and to be heard. Together, street papers around the world are helping change the face of homelessness and poverty. One story, one human being, one street paper at a time. Together, we are helping to change the world.
From my home to your home, thank you for your consideration this holiday season.
If you believe that we need more of these real stories and solutions out there to end homelessness and poverty for good, please consider donating to this project to help more people like Vicky tell their story. Stories with no filter. No media bias. Just real stories by real people with real solutions.
For more information about this project, please contact Israel Bayer, the North America Director of the International Network of Street Papers.