Stories about life in Liddonfield housing project and its impact on the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood of Upper Holmesburg. These true stories reveal how government policy affected the lives of real people, from the project residents to area homeowners during the 5 decades of Liddonfield’s existence. Stories and articles are written by a former resident of the project.
Aug 30, 2010
1. Our voices have been silent too long.
2. Prejudice against public housing residents and the poor is widely accepted. It's time to balance the scales.
3. Others may be helped or enlightened by your story.
4. Writing about your life is good for your emotional health. For example, if you went through a rough period, writing it down helps restore a sense of power and control, as well as gives the experience purpose and meaning.
5. You don't have to be a seasoned writer. Stories from beginning writers are welcome and so is Ebonics. Just write in a way that comes naturally to you. It's the story that counts.
6. Others will be impressed that your story was published online.
7. It could be the start of a writing career.
8. Your story will be of value to social scientists, historians and journalists.
Poems and essays are also welcome.
If you have an opinion you would like to express on a topic that is relevant to public housing or people of low income, you are encouraged to email a Letter to the Editor. Any questions? Ideas? Please send all submissions and correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org.