I spent an enlightening morning with a welfare mom a few weeks ago. The Wall St. Journal sent me on assignment for a welfare story. This is one of the hidden perks of being a journalist --to see the world through another lens. I had a comparatively charmed upbringing where both parents worked together to love, provide and raise me. Sadly this is not the norm for a lot of kids. Single-mother, Latisha Cunningham is working very hard to get an education and a job. Both will allow her to get off of welfare, and provide for her young daughter. I know welfare has quite a nasty stigma attached, and I have misgivings myself. However, let's not forget the ones who are trying and just need a little boost. I'm wishing her all the best in her challenge.
The Article can be read here: "Putting a Face on Welfare Spat"