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Compiled by Sarah Shay Albert Viesse, 19 "Leaving the toilet seat up." Ginnie Cardin, 19 "Sleeping in class." 00000000000000000000000 STRIPPER, Cont. from page 6 troubled teens. Runaways. Like an outreach worker. I squatted in New York on the streets for six months. I worked for Patrick Martin Institute and we would go around Grenich Village and give out sack lunches and socks and condoms and, you know, tell homeless kids where to go. Even when I was sleeping on the streets myself at the time, I really liked it. I think that's the one job that I could get up every morning and go to and be happy. Do you want to tell me about your tattoos? I notice you have a ring of fire around your forearm. I have burns on this arm. I like fire. I like how when you look into a fire it's mesmerizing. When I was younger I accidentally caught a couple acres on fire. I was watching cartoons and mom was like, 'burn this garbage for us.' I was out there squirting lighter fluid on it to get it going cause it was wet, it was winter. But then the wind just started blowing so fast. While the fire department was putting it out me and my mom went to the liquor store. What does the star on your chest mean? It's for direction, in my life. I always say I think I must be reading mine upside down cause I'm kind of lost right now. How about Pippi Longstocking on your shoulder? Pippi was a little girl, and her dad was lost out at sea and she lived in a big house all by herself with a horse and a monkey and she survived. I read all her books. I still have them at home. I have a Pipi Longstocking doll. How old is your daughter? Three. The same boyfriend that you're living with is the father? Yeah. I've been with him since I was seventeen. Is this the guy that gave you the bruises on your arms? Yes. David Danner, 18 "Not studying enough." Antjuan Davis, 19 "Studying too much." Oren Maletta, 22 "Videogames." Tricia Perez, 19 "Drinking." 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 O0 Does that piss you off?. Yes. ,l tl I That's not the way it's supposed to be. I guess it is for me. Where is your daughter now? With her dad. Is he a good father? Yeah, he's a good dad. When he's drinking a lot he loses his temper and yells at her. Not long ago we couldn't buy her diapers. He said he didn't have any money, but every day he brought home a six-pack of beer. She's old enough to be potty trained and every morning 1 put her in underwear, and try and wash em out by hand, but still...and he doesn't know I'm working here. Where does he think you are? At a temp agency, working at a plastic factory. What would he do if he knew you were doing this? He'd leave and take my daughter. IfI ever woke up one morning and my kid wasn't there. would not go on. I wouldn't. I couldn't. It's like I said about my tattoos they all have special meaning but the main reason I have is they're the one thing that no one can take from me. You can take the people I away, you can take my clothes, you can my head, but you can't take these from me. They're mine. Sometimes we question our actions, but we constantly scrutinize those others. Reasons. We all have them. Yet. judge not based on them, but on actions, that makes the world a colder place for you, me, and people like Star. We're all guilty this. The next time your gut reaction is excoriate someone for their behavior, reasons. We all have to make it some how, foresight isn't always an easy word to learn. I think we need to say a 1 and people like her. She was dealt a tosin without the option to re-draw- EA.B. So Bellevue, no matter how bad you think you it... smile. Life is good. Remember that. a bNoiit In adomcaite fm