Facing Poverty in McPherson, Kansas

The following stories originally appeared in Facing Poverty in McPherson County (2014), a publication of The Facing Project that was organized by Circles of McPherson County in McPherson, Kansas.

New Beginnings

I was born in Windsor, England, a stone’s throw away from the Windsor Castel. Though…

Breaking the Cycle

I grew up in McPherson and graduated from MHS. My parents weren’t really well-off financially,…

Dreams

At 52-years-old, I recently graduated from the Circle Leader Training and became a Circle Leader.…

Kind People

No matter what anyone says, I always did the best that I could. I’m not…

Learning to Trust

My mom left my dad when I was two. I was little but still recall…

Building Character

Why the heck did God let all these horrible things happen to me? I’ve always…

What I Know About Me

Back when I was a year and a half, my older brother and a couple…

No Negative Energy

When I was 16, I walked to school every day with my sister and our…

To Begin Again

This story of how I ended up living in poverty in McPherson, Kansas. This is…

Butterflies

A Poem by Kristie Huhn We are like butterflies, caught in the hands of life.…

Finding Home

I lay on the floor of my silent mobile home praying to God that there…

My Tribe

When I got sick, everything went to hell. I have Graves’ disease. It is an…
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