Not at all a pleasant post today, but a necessary one:
Police believe there is a dangerous serial killer on the loose in Orange County, CA targeting homeless people. Three homeless men have already been murdered between Dec. 20 and Dec. 30.
Attacks on the homeless have been on the rise for the past few years and it’s one of the major reasons I was so keen on keeping my identity and location secret while I was initially blogging. (FYI, all three murders took place extremely close to the area I was staying. Like, within a mile or two close. One in a public shopping center. This is my home turf, people.)
If you’re homeless anywhere, but particularly in Orange County right now, WATCH YOUR BACK. Be aware of your surroundings. Try not to be anywhere isolated, especially at night. Look over this list of safety/survival tips that I posted a couple of years back. Be prepared. This sick, twisted monster fuck is out there and has not yet been caught and will probably be looking to strike again. Even if they do catch him, there’s always more out there like him, and homeless people are easy prey – they’re vulnerable and often it’s erroneously assumed that nobody will miss them. Take care of yourself.
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Ugh. Palate cleanser:
The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness just came out in Australia and New Zealand, and I’ve already received some encouraging emails from very awesome locals. Australia Associated Press put out a super-lovely article yesterday, also. Gonna be doing several upcoming interviews there, so I’ll post when I know the dates/times (for radio and TV) or when print interviews are released. Thank you to everybody Down Under for your support and kind words :)