Travel Diaries: Detroit
Spent this past Christmas in Detroit and was amazed at how different this city was in comparison to the others I've visited. First off the food was great and I definitely engorged. The city itself was very barren which I found interesting. Not a lot of cars on the road, quite a few abandoned buildings, and quite barren of city-folk. So I took the opportunity to explore the city. I almost felt as though I was on one of those Hollywood sets of cities that look so real but you know it was fake, I almost felt like a camera crew and a director would hop out any minute, in the midst of filming a movie (that's just how barren this city was), It was quite an experience.
A big thing I noticed were the amount of homeless people. Seeing them made me really sad. Honestly, most of the poversh communities lie in the very cities that are well-off and financially stable. There's a huge economic gap in between the poor and the rich, that is created due to the way in which our government and system is set up. It is set up for certain people (and unfortunately ethnic groups) to fail. Have you ever noticed when you're in a big city, like D.C or New York, where there are 5 stars restaurants, office buildings and attractions, that there are a plethora of homeless individuals wondering around? This is that "gap" staring you right in the face. It's disheartening and a shame. It really upsets me. But what I want to do is figure out a way that I can help, or facilitate change in the system in any way. And I think facilitating a conversation about it is the first step.
Pants: Maniere de Voir
Bodysuit: Naked Wardrobe