Scott prefers to go by his nickname and artist alias 'TwinSkidRow'.
Scott is a talented spoken word performer who has played at many Los Angeles spaces such as the Green Court Theater on Fairfax, Gallery Row's The Exchange, and the Eclectic Gallery. Just like his nickname states he is in fact a twin and lives in a tent on Skid Row.
Scott worked for a decade as a truck driver when the economy took a turn and he lost his job in 2009. He was laid off and turned to drugs and alcohol to cope. Today Scott is doing much better but life is not easy. He says finding an outlet in spoken word got him focused again. It gave him an outlet to express himself and heal.
Living on Skid Row comes with many challenges. He sells water and Gatorade for some money but having the opportunity to work at Would Works is great.
'The guy who thought of this is a genius' says Scott. This is the perfect program to help him out. Scott is on a waiting list for permanent supportive housing with the Skid Row Housing Trust and he's working towards the goal of a security deposit. Until then home is his tent and cat Sheba. Sheba in many ways has helped him survive. He says she's kept him sane when the streets can be challenging.
It's been great working alongside TwinSkidRow and we're excited to see what the future holds for him!
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