Category Archives: The Tenderloin


In the middle of Jones Street The Tenderloin Friday afternoon *** My adulthood so far has been…eventful. I joined the Virginia Army National Guard right out of high school in 2000. I was deployed on September 11 for homeland security. At 21, I was in Iraq as a prison guard (No. Not there.) At 23, […]


On a rooftop off of Post Street The Tenderloin Monday afternoon *** I can tell you the exact place and moment when I first said I was going to move to San Francisco. My friend’s and I had taken the trip from Sacramento to San Francisco, and (as tourists) of course our first stop had […]


St. Boniface Golden Gate Avenue, The Tenderloin Friday noon *** I want to tell you about The Tenderloin. My version of the Tenderloin. The Tenderloin can be a rough place, but I see a lot of little miracles here every day. I certainly do not want to romanticize the difficult things that the people of […]


Outside Hospitality House Turk Street, The Tenderloin Friday noon *** Michael passed by as I was taking photos of a new subject for i live here:SF. He asked if he could be a part, so of course I said yes. Michael is a San Francisco native. He grew up in the Fillmore and watched it […]


Somewhere on O’Farrell Street The Tenderloin Sunday morning *** I have only lived in the Tenderloin for the past eight months. Before I came to the Tenderloin, I was homeless. I can’t think of anything worse in the world than being left behind in a vacant house by a family whom I thought loved me. […]


On a rooftop on O’Farrell The Tenderloin Sunday afternoon *** I’m just as excited to live here in the Tenderloin today, as I was when I first moved here four years ago. I was born in the East Bay, grew up in Seattle and moved to San Jose a year after I graduated from high […]