Poppie Cock: Interview #4

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NEW HAMPSHIRE 12.03.2016: She didn’t want to be filmed. Thankfully we are a mixed media site-to-be. This is her second time being homeless and pregnant. Her second pregnancy is brings double joy – twins! She panhandles, her words, as New Hampshire Social Services only gives $731 in cash and $43 in foodstamps per month. This is not enough to rent an apartment in Manchester. She has been on the waiting list for housing for months. Thankfully, she doesn’t sleep on the streets but couchsurfs. Once she made $90 in one hour and the first thing she wanted to do was to share it with her friends at a grocery store. While shopping, she was pick-pocketed and lost her cash, bank card, EBT card, and Social Security card. Over breakfast, she tells me that it is hard to keep money when you are poor. Her reports of theft to Manchester Police have led to dead ends. With a gorgeous smile, she boasts that Dad shot a “10 point buck” and is sending some meat that will last for months. People can be mean. One time a girl yelled at her, “Get off your ass. Or sell your ass like I do.” Her favorite Hollywood orators are Justin Bieber and Victorious which she listens to on YouTube on a phone she purchased herself as her Obamaphone was stolen. Her American Dream is to become a singer.

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