I understand being homeless is not a choice – having experienced ‘sleeping rough’ before. Realising it’s an ongoing issue here in New Zealand, and that youth are also involved (sadly). I feel we need to address this issue now and the ‘Big Sleep out’ is my way of being visible and fundraising towards housing marginalised people. I would personally love to help every homeless person – but unfortunately I don’t have the financial means or expertise. Lifewise can make a difference. I’m happy to be apart of the ‘Whore’ team, being a ‘rough sleeper’ on 3 July and fundraising for a great cause. I find it amazing that society ignore the homeless issue. Why? Just remember you are ‘lucky’ to be sleeping in a (warm) bed, with a roof over your head!