This site is for boys at risk. If you are a homeless boy reading this in a library, you are one of us. If you are in jail, you are one of us. If you quit school, you are one of us. If you are junk sick, you are one of us. If you just spent the rent on meth, you are one of us. If you have HIV, and you cannot get meds, you are one of us. If you've been beaten up because you're gay, you are one of us. If they kicked you out of the house and the family, you are one of us. If a pimp is ripping you off, you are one of us. If a trick just threw you out of the car into a ditch and left you there, you are one of us. If the ER nurse is bringing out the rape kit, you are one of us. If you are doing survival sex, and it is cold, you are one of us. If you are hungry, you are one of us. If the cops have pushed you up against a wall for no reason, you are one of us. If you are doing sex work, and you carry a knife, you are one of us.
What does at risk mean. I really do not know. I am 14. I am trying to understand how to make a website. I screw it up a lot. I think at risk means you might die. It is bigger than school. It is bigger than rehab. It is bigger than an ER. It is bigger than doing tricks. If you might kill yourself tonight, and you want to bad like I do a lot then you are one of us because death is bigger than all of this combined.
I am Eugene, and I am with the Smash Street Boys. We made a safe house. We make art.
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Real Stories Gallery Foundation extends a special thank you to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, and his colleagues at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, for their courage and their humanity.
Sexualized Violence Directed at Boys.
International Sex Trade in Boys.
HIV/AIDS-defining infections and diseases.
A boy's life is changed forever by what he endures in the international sex trade in boys: rape, physical & psychological abuse and neglect.
A boy's life is changed forever by the inhumane social & cultural responses to his life: lack of access to stable safe shelter & food, appropriate & consistent medical care, legal counsel & representation.
A boy's life is changed forever when he reaches a survivor-led and peer-mentored safe house art program; where he feels safe to disclose his story, explore who he is and who he would like to be, and access medical care & trauma programs that alleviate his physical & psychological pain: HIV/AIDS-defining infections & diseases, STDs, T.B., self-harming behaviours, suicide ideation.
EXCELLENT SAFE HOUSES SAVE VALUABLE LIVES.
EXCELLENT MEDICAL CARE SAVES VALUABLE LIVES.
EXCELLENT LEGAL COUNSEL & REPRESENTATION SAVE VALUABLE LIVES.
Poverty is what competes with anything and everything that anyone may have to say to the survivors.
Real Stories Gallery Foundation, a registered non-profit 501c3 charity in the USA,facilitates for survivor-led and peer-mentored safe house initiatives for hard-to-reach kids at increased risk for dying prematurely.
Show Me Your Life is our online peer-mentored art program for survivors of sexualized violence directed at boys and the international sex trade in boys, who are living with the devastating physical, psychological and social consequences of being infected with HIV/AIDS-defining infections & diseases.
Real Stories Gallery Foundation 501c3. EIN: 80-0575894. All donations are 100% tax deductible. To ensure that every dollar gifted goes directly to support the survivors participating in the SHOW ME YOUR LIFE initiative, an Art Patron has very kindly covered the Foundation's overheads & expenses.