Thanks for breathing life into experiences that are usually only talked about as vague statistics, James. The LGBTQ youth homelessness rate is still so disturbingly high today, and of course so many people in desperate situations support themselves using sex work. So often these facts are talked about in bleak, but also kind of dehumanizing ways -- too pitying and oversimplified. I love how your writing captures this kind of life as an actual life -- with all its mundane moments and its full diversity of experience. Like you wrote in your introduction, it's not a shameful thing, it's a reality that people who have gone through it have all kinds of feelings about and memories of.

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