It wasn't pretty, but I made it out
OPINION: Going through poverty as a kid you feel invisible - like no one sees you and no one cares about you.
Often people don't want to acknowledge your existence, because they're trying to pretend there's no such thing as poor people. It just makes you feel like you're not worth much.
So, I want to be a voice for kids in poverty. Not enough of us speak out about living through it, so then we're just thought of as statistics. And it's easier to ignore it, and to pretend it's not happening.
Link to video and article: I grew up in poverty. It wasn't pretty, but I made it out | Stuff.co.nz