Invisible Child | Girl In The Shadows: Dasani’s Homeless Life

Andrea Elliot weaves a heart wrenching story about 11 year old Dasani and her constant struggle against poverty, homelessness, drug addicted parents, taking care of her seven siblings, and simply making it to school on time. Read the article here and wait for the feels.

“Andrea Elliott, an investigative reporter with The New York Times, began following Dasani and her family in September 2012. The series is written in the present tense, based on real-time reporting by Ms. Elliott and Ruth Fremson, a photographer with The Times, both of whom used audio and video tools.”

2. “Dasani in the room at Auburn.”

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3. “The family’s room is the scene of debilitating chaos: stacks of dirty laundry, shoes stuffed under a mattress, bicycles and coats piled high.”

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4. “Dasani and her family on the subway.”

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5. “She shares a crowded, mouse-infested room with her parents and seven siblings, who sleep doubled up on torn mattresses.”

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6. ” Dasani has a close relationship with her principal, Paula Holmes.”

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