elana snyder

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation writer/researcher/sociologist
Location Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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Introduction I was born in June, 1963 in Washington, D.C. My b/m spent a portion of her pregnancy at the Florence Crittenton: "Home for Unwed Mothers; eventually given up for adoption to Baltimore couple. In 1994, my marriage broke up while I was living in Melbourne,AUS. I fell homeless for the first time. I didn't break that cycle until 4/2013. (For a true sense of context, I highly encourage you to start reading at the beginning; April 1, 2007!) While homeless (or "housed" in extremely toxic and unsafe situations) I endured chronic hunger and even starvation. I was the victim of so many violent crimes that I essentially lost count. I've been partially disabled since 1987 and fully disabled since about 2000; when I contracted lyme disease. In April 2011 I was forced to flee 2,400 miles to evade my stalker of six years. One of my dreams, is to sell the entire story to Hollywood.
Interests singing, dancing, walking, biking, swimming, travelling, reading, children, and politics
Favorite Movies Happy Feet, An Inconvenient Truth, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Hairspray, valentine's Day, Blind Side, Furry Vengeance, Eat Pray Love, Step Up 3, Sicko, From Homeless to Harvard and Supersize Me, an American winter
Favorite Music You can see from my blog postings that I have extremely diverse taste. I don't think I've ever posted classical yet, but I like that too!
Favorite Books Nickel and Dimed, Rachel and her Children:Homeless Families in America, "Waiting" by Debra Ginsberg, "How Starbucks Changed my life", My Life on the Street by Joe Homeless, Slipping into Paradise, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Breathing for a Living, The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, Stolen Innocence by E. Wall, Triumph, "Extreme" by Sharon Osbourne, "A Stolen Life-Jaycee Dugard.

What was the stage name of your favorite actress before she was born?

What is the most common reason Americans fall and remain homeless for long periods of time? (hint, it's not substance abuse)