Season 1, Episode 4
“Homelessness does not discriminate and can happen to anyone, at any age and at any point in their life. We are all one bad day or one bad situation away from being homeless!” quoted by Vanessa Gordon.
In this enlightening podcast episode #4, Vanessa shares her journey of arriving into Australia 17 years ago with only $50 in her pocket.
She delves into her background and the reasons that led her to be so passionate about the plight of homeless people in our society.
Over sharing a Friday night meal with her Brisbane “homies” over the past two years, Vanessa relays her perspective on why there is a growing homelessness epidemic in our society.
She also shares how Pacific Islander men find themselves on the streets and corrects many misconceptions we may have about homeless folks.
On the 20th of December, Vanessa will be co-hosting a Christmas dinner for the homeless on the Gold Coast. More details are on her Facebook page at My Father’s Daughter.
10 Fun Facts About Vanessa Gordon
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- A pet hate of mine:
- Home to me is:
- Best line from a favourite movie:
- Something you may not know about me:
- A moment that changed my life:
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