Bobbie is a single mother living in rural Oregon. Bobbie is “doing the best <she> can to get ahead in life.” She has dreams of going to school, but can’t seem to find a way to make it work. Spending time with her kids is a priority, and she has to work in order to support her family. While she acknowledges that going to school would help her out of poverty in the long run, she can’t justify the long hours away from her children while both working and going to school.
In addition, Bobbie is tired. All of the time. She is battling fibromyalgia and working is hard. But she does what she can to support her family. She also surrounds herself with a positive support system. She goes to recovery meetings every day, and has a group of strong women who stand by her and support her when times get tough.
What is one thing Bobbie wants you to know about her poverty experience? Check out the videoclip below to hear the answer in Bobbie’s own words.