The Downtown Women’s Center, located in the heart of Skid Row, is the only program in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. Beginning last year Barry and I embarked on a photography project with woman whose live’s have been dramatically changed by the DWC.
Ancient Temples ~ Current Conflicts
There is a story, believed to be of Cherokee origin, in which a girl is troubled
by a recurring dream in which two wolves fight viciously. Seeking an explanation, she goes to her
grandfather, highly regarded for his wisdom, who explains that there are two forces within each of
us, struggling for supremacy, one embodying peace and the other war. At this, the girl is even more
distressed, and asks her grandfather who wins.
His answer; "The one you feed."
Los Angeles: Quiet Heroes ~ Over 80
Imagine for a moment that you had the respected elders of nearly every tribe and
culture in the world-those that had drunk longest and most deeply from life-gathered together, ready
to share their knowledge with you. What would you ask?
This is the record of that proverbial meeting.