Martha Bloomfield, writer and former Community Outreach Liaison at the Michigan Historical Museum, has recently written a book published by the Michigan State University Press entitled My Eyes Feel the Need to Cry, Stories from the Formerly Homeless. The book features a collection of intimate, personal stories told by formerly homeless individuals. By sharing their stories, she hopes to address and diminish some of the common stereotypes about homeless individuals and inform discussions to find better solutions to end homelessness.
Bloomfield’s book was recently reviewed by Brian Prioleau at the Homelessness Resource Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a national organization that provides information and resources to professionals working to end homelessness. Follow the link here to read the review and to learn more about the book and the great work Martha Bloomfield is doing to give a voice to those who are rarely heard.