Lived Experience Vignettes

Believing that individual human narrative is an effective way to change misperceptions on poverty, CCLP launched a series of anecdotal vignettes entitled Lived Experience in the summer of 2020.

This ongoing series features stories and testimonials from Coloradans recounting their struggles to survive. The project is intended to shine a light on the systemic oppression and inequality that defines our society today and to highlight how the advocacy work of individuals, our partners and CCLP makes a difference.

Here are the components of the series to date:

Nov. 13, 2020, Lived Experience Project: Summary video

Sept. 9, 2020, Lived Experience: SNAP helps hard-working mom bring food to the table

Aug. 19, 2020, Lived Experience: Colorado advocates fight for denied essential health benefits

Aug. 14, 2020, Lived Experience: Community advocate calls for greater tenant-landlord fairness

Aug. 12, 2020, Lived Experience: Advocacy effort empowers mother of three