Fanshier, Elizabeth

Fanshier, Elizabeth
Fanshier, Elizabeth, 1974- , interviewee; Mohatt, Jamie, interviewer; Herman, Kelly, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
March 30, 2014
Date digitized:
March 30, 2014
Length of interview:
47 minutes, 54 seconds

Elizabeth Fanshier speaks candidly and movingly about her life circumstances, including: being abandoned by her mother at the age of six, being raised by a sister, serving in the Navy until an injury sidelined her, being imprisoned for five years for transporting drugs, falling prey to drug addiction, experiencing domestic violence, coping with being homeless, undergoing drug rehabilitation, moving to Safehouse, and working to overcome the things that have been holding her back. She talks about services in Boulder for people who are homeless, the strong network of professional help that she has found here, the high cost of living in Boulder and how it impacts those trying to become self-supporting, and her own dreams for the future. She and her interviewers exchange views about their philosophies of life.

Homelessness Colorado Boulder
Homeless persons Colorado Boulder
Shelters for the homeless Colorado Boulder
Drug abuse
Domestic violence
Original Format:
digital audio
This interview is part of a series with people who are or have been homeless in Boulder.
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