amroyounes

amroyounes:

Gregory Kloehn goes dumpster diving, but not for the reason that most people would think. He isn’t homeless. In fact, he is an artist from Oakland that is trying to help the homeless and develop his craft at the same time.

Instead of building sculptures that he would sell to rich people to add to their massive homes, he decided to focus his efforts on helping house the homeless population in California.

Gregory digs through illegally dumped trash and goes dumpster diving

He uses what he collects to build small, one room shelters for the homeless.

And his homelessness project is getting attention.

Not only from the media, but from the people he helps as well.

The “little homeless homes” are about the size of the sofa.

But, something that small can mean the world to someone living on the streets.

Each of the homes are built with a pitched roof, so rain will run right off of them.

They also have wheels, so their owners will be able to wheel them around if they need to. 

The foundation he usually uses are discarded wooden pallets.

At first, as an artist, he made sculptures.

But peddling his creations got old.

Since he focused on housing, Gregory knows what he creates is being used.

A homeless woman he knows well, Wonder, raves about what he does.

The small shelter Gregory built for her was the best house she’s had in 5 years.

He published a book titled “Homeless Architecture.”

His focus seems to be on helping them build homes…

Even when they don’t have a conventional “house” to work with.

At first he was just building tiny homes to sell.

One day, a homeless man came by his studio asking for a tarp.

All Gregory had was a tiny wooden frame he was working on, equipped with a built-in kitchen, water tank and a small trap for human waste.

He then realized… it was a home that this man could use.

Someone could use it and it would change their life.

He can’t build houses for all of Oakland’s homeless.

However, he doesn’t intend to stop building any time soon.

He’s thought about starting classes, teaching others how to make them. “A lot of people who hear about what I’m doing want to get involved,” he said. “Maybe we meet some place and put a couple homes together.”

This honestly the best thing ever

huganoctopus
huganoctopus:

I am so fucking sick of hearing people bitch about birth control for women. These were just a few comments I found on Facebook where people were discussing birth control/Hobby Lobby’s wonderful policies. Pardon me as I bitch now because I’m fucking angry.
"Take responsibility for your own actions!" Preventing myself from having a child I do not want is not taking responsibility for my own actions? Then what do you consider taking responsibility? You probably say having sex with a condom is “responsible,” don’t you? Well birth control works in a similar way: both the pill and condoms are ways to prevent sperm and eggs from meeting in the first place. 
"God says…" Oh shut the fuck up you twat. Do you have Jesus on speed dial? You do know he tells you to like… not fucking judge people too? (Oh and news flash: not everyone is Christian!)
"Whores!" So a woman who finds sex enjoyable is a whore? I guess you men calling women whores are also whores. You have sex with condoms and jack off which are wasting those precious sperm that could have made a baby. You should be ashamed of yourself. Tell me…what fucking reason is there for male birth control to be okay while female birth control is shameful? Female birth control prevents the sperm and egg from getting together and making a baby. Why the fuck are eggs suddenly more “valuable” than sperm? (Hint: there is no reason. Extremely conservative people can’t handle the idea that women aren’t just baby vessels and that women find sex just as fun as men do.)
"Women already have the right to kill unborn children blah blah blah." You people flip out over a woman getting an abortion, but you also flip out over her preventing the unwanted baby in the first place? What the fuck do you want? Oh I know, women are only allowed to have sex when they’re ready to settle down and start a family? Want one kid? You only get to have sex ONE TIME. Where did you develop your kind of backwards ass logic. What fucking year are we living in? "Keep your legs closed! Abstinence!" You people do realize there are married adult couples who do not ever plan on having children? Are you saying they are not allowed to ever have sex then? I don’t fucking think so. Again, this further proves my point that old ass conservative people can’t handle the idea that women like sex simply because it’s fun and don’t always feel like being mothers.

huganoctopus:

I am so fucking sick of hearing people bitch about birth control for women. These were just a few comments I found on Facebook where people were discussing birth control/Hobby Lobby’s wonderful policies. Pardon me as I bitch now because I’m fucking angry.

"Take responsibility for your own actions!" Preventing myself from having a child I do not want is not taking responsibility for my own actions? Then what do you consider taking responsibility? You probably say having sex with a condom is “responsible,” don’t you? Well birth control works in a similar way: both the pill and condoms are ways to prevent sperm and eggs from meeting in the first place. 

"God says…" Oh shut the fuck up you twat. Do you have Jesus on speed dial? You do know he tells you to like… not fucking judge people too? (Oh and news flash: not everyone is Christian!)

"Whores!" So a woman who finds sex enjoyable is a whore? I guess you men calling women whores are also whores. You have sex with condoms and jack off which are wasting those precious sperm that could have made a baby. You should be ashamed of yourself. Tell me…what fucking reason is there for male birth control to be okay while female birth control is shameful? Female birth control prevents the sperm and egg from getting together and making a baby. Why the fuck are eggs suddenly more “valuable” than sperm? (Hint: there is no reason. Extremely conservative people can’t handle the idea that women aren’t just baby vessels and that women find sex just as fun as men do.)

"Women already have the right to kill unborn children blah blah blah." You people flip out over a woman getting an abortion, but you also flip out over her preventing the unwanted baby in the first place? What the fuck do you want? Oh I know, women are only allowed to have sex when they’re ready to settle down and start a family? Want one kid? You only get to have sex ONE TIME. Where did you develop your kind of backwards ass logic. What fucking year are we living in? 

"Keep your legs closed! Abstinence!" 
You people do realize there are married adult couples who do not ever plan on having children? Are you saying they are not allowed to ever have sex then? I don’t fucking think so. Again, this further proves my point that old ass conservative people can’t handle the idea that women like sex simply because it’s fun and don’t always feel like being mothers.

penicillium-pusher

penicillium-pusher:

"If you can’t afford birth control pills, just don’t have sex!"

*deep inhale*

The birth control pill has many uses other than simple birth control (I know, the name is misleading). Most people who go on the pill do it for reasons other than preventing pregnancy. Extremely painful cramps, irregular period cycle, heavy flows, and acne are amongst just a few things the pill can help regulate. 

Thank you.