feature: detroit high school student taylor amari little’s the temple project raises awareness and goods for homeless
January 11, 2016
Taylor Amari Little is a 17-year-old student from Michigan, where she is the founder of social justice student organization, Liberation of Hidden Colors, and an executive board member of Diversity Committee at Harrison High School. The Temple Project is Little’s most recent endeavor.
TTP’s objective is to remind people that the homeless members of the community are members nonetheless and deserving of support and access. “The name comes from the idea that bodies should be treated like temples: with care. Those who are homeless may not have a permanent home to sleep in at night at this very moment, but at the same time, their bodies are homes, too. They should be treated as such, but in order to do so, they need access to resources.That’s exactly where The Temple Project would come in,” says Little
The Temple Project is currently raising funds to create more support and access by supplying personal and hygienic often overlooked necessity items, like toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, contraception, feminine hygiene products, clothing, shampoo, etc. to homeless shelters and directly to individuals in Detroit.
By Erin White, AFROPUNK contributor
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