Home-Less: A Place of Her Own

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Brittany Jones relaxes in her studio apartment in downtown Oakland. Behind her is the one original picture she has of her and her mom. In it, Brittany is a baby. (Brittany Hosea-Small/KQED)

Brittany Jones rummages through a cramped storage locker in West Oakland. Looking at this stylish 24-year-old, you’d probably never guess this storage unit is the closest thing she has to a home.

She keeps her homelessness hidden, sleeping on friends couches or waiting out the night on the 24 hour bus.

But after Brittany shares her story on the radio all that will change.

Brittany’s story is about how others see us, and ultimately how we see ourselves.