Getting Out of Bed

I Got My First Good Night's Sleep When I Became Homeless at 17

My homophobic parents wanted to crush my spirit into a box, so I jumped out of the window and ran for my life.
Kay Belle

In a Class of 20 Teen Girls, Six Have Been Sexually Assaulted, New Study Finds

According to new study, getting an education is tough for teenage girls in the US—especially for those whose identities are already marginalized.
Kimberly Lawson

Paying the Price: Why So Many Older, Single Women Are at Risk of Homelessness

They've worked or been caretakers (or both) their whole lives, but they are the fastest growing homeless demographic in Australia—thanks to a lifetime of gender discrimination.
Samantha Allemann
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Inside Singapore's Only Shelter For Homeless Transgender Women

The refuge keeps twelve women at a time off the streets. It's also funded entirely by donations.
Morganna Magee
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'I Can't Keep Living Like This': How Homelessness Is Killing Trans People

One in five people in the transgender community don't know where they are going to sleep tonight.
Gabby Bess

Homeless Women Are Being Exploited for Sex in Return for Shelter

Advocates warn that vulnerable and homeless women are being offered free accommodation in return for sexual favors. We speak to an unscrupulous wannabe landlord and homelessness charities.
Sirin Kale

Why Winter Can Be Deadly for Homeless Women

For thousands of women sleeping rough on the streets, the chilly festive period can lead to an uncertain fate.
Eleanor Ross

Periods Are Miserable When You're Homeless. This Woman Is Trying to Help

Because pads and tampons are some of the least-donated items to shelters, homeless women are often forced to go without them. Twenty-seven-year-old Chelsea VonChaz started Happy Period to change that.
Gabby Bess

A Life in Boxes: What it's Like Being Homeless for Ten Years

When I lost my home, I turned to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But I slipped through the cracks of the bureaucracy.
Heather Seggel