My Essay in WHYY’s Online

On Monday WHYY’s posted an essay I wrote about my experience with  homelessness and hunger right here in Philadelphia. Here is the link:

Below are the first few lines and photo from the essay:

About a year ago I interviewed a woman who volunteers at a church-sponsored soup kitchen in Center City. The essay, “Women Who Serve,” was posted on Women’s Voices for Change, and gave me a more hopeful perspective on ending hunger. But seeing the homeless men stream through the dining area, eating with their coats on, was a reminder of one night in Chinatown, several years ago that left me feeling helpless.…..Click on link above to read my entire essay and leave a comment if you wish at the end of the essay.


l_l_l_chinatown-1-of-1Chinatown Photo on WHYY’s Newsworks website accompanying my essay.

5 Responses to “My Essay in WHYY’s Online”

  1. Paula Says:

    It is very sad that people are “on the street”. Society needs to address the problem. Have food available in more places. Unfortunatelly, some people refuse to go to a shelter. More people
    are being counted in the NYC homelesss census.

  2. Rhoda Goldstein Says:

    Wow, Ellensue, that was a very moving essay. It brought tears to my eyes.

  3. Rosie Says:

    Ellen Sue,
    As always, your writing reaches one’s heart and soul.
    This essay is a raw reminder that hunger and homelessness is
    A problem that we have yet to solve.

  4. ellen sue spicer Says:

    I answered from my email, but I guess it dod not showup here. Many thanx for your good words about my writing. It means a lot. Love, ellensue

  5. ellen sue spicer Says:

    THanx for reading and commenting on my essay. I answered in my email from you (same message) but it does not showup here. Notsure why. Will ask my web guru. es

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