Zachary Davis

The Realities of Homelessness

By Zachary Davis, ShowerUp Nashville Volunteer People experiencing homelessness face a gauntlet of day-to-day challenges. From theft to public alienation to rejection from prospective employers, these problems are dehumanizing and cruel. Even worse, the public discourse surrounding their troubles is disconnected from reality. Fortunately, the more we educate ourselves about the challenges the unhoused face, …

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How One Person Can Make a Difference in Another’s Life

Written by Zachary Davis, ShowerUp Nashville Volunteer Everyone has heard the adage, “every vote matters.” If this is true, it will stand to reason that every person’s service also matters. While some potential volunteers doubt their ability to affect change, it is not as daunting a task as it seems. Here are a few reasons …

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Changing the Narrative: 3 Reasons Why We Should Care for the Unhoused

Written by Zachary Davis, ShowerUp Nashville Volunteer Homelessness is a challenging subject to examine. Public perception influences how we discuss the unhoused, ultimately limiting the positive attention given to this population. Instead of dwelling on the circumstances that led to an individual’s change in housing, as many of us do, focusing on how we can …

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