What ‘hello’ means to the homeless

Yesterday, I went along to Brisbane Youth Service’s Daggy Jumper Day at their hub in Fortitude Valley. Two young people shared their experience of homelessness and spoke to the significance of a service like BYS. One was living on the streets aged 16, sleeping on chairs in South Bank and looking for safety in places like a 24-hour McDonald’s. “I just wanted to live like other normal teenagers,” she said.

“Maybe that’s a good place to start. A smile, saying hello, asking if…

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Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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