Suitcase Lady by Christine McLaren
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... of Suitcase Lady In the essay, "Suitcase Lady," by Christine McLaren, the addresses the issue of homelessness in Toronto, Canada. The face of homelessness is given a profile through the personal story and struggle of the suitcase lady. Often times, the homeless people share one face in the eyes of those who have a home, a job, and a family. McLaren has told the story of a woman who had a family, who had a job but after a few rounds of bad luck, she is now on the street and essentially stuck. The woman wears a tiara, talks of castles and writes music without bar lines; it's the fairytale world she lives in to escape the harsh reality of her circumstance on the street. McLaren offers the waitresses as ...