Mariah Spencer dreams of becoming a film director — a goal she is determined to achieve — but that doesn’t keep her from sacrificing time to care for her mother, a disabled military veteran.
Though a series of misfortunes have brought Lavelle Kyles to Milwaukee, he’s found a way to come to terms with where he is.
Christopher Lee looks out on a cold, rainy day from the top step of the Dryhootch cafe on West National Avenue. Lee, who’s missing his three front teeth and has a bloodshot eye, holds a white cup in his right hand; the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Ave., sprawls behind him. “I joined the military comin’ out of Bay View high School back in ‘89 and, uh, I was still in high school,” Christopher says. “I’m just hangin’ out — they’ve got weekend hours, which is good. Right now, I am currently homeless — been that way for a little while, technically. But, for the most part, everything is halfway good.”