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I Was Homeless in College — But These Decisions Saved My Life

The thing about rock bottom is that it gives you the perfect view of where to go next

Photos: Arvia D. Walker

When I was about 15 years old, my mother bought me a suede shearling jacket from Burlington Coat Factory. It was two sizes too big but I didn’t mind; this was the early ’00s, when there was a direct positive correlation…

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