“Bloom Where Planted” was a series of workshops led by Dr. Lori Phillips for at-risk youth in Kalihi on the island of Oahu during Fall 2016. The series used photography, observational drawing, and writing to tell stories that focused on the theme of “Home.


The home bound feet on the rubber stripped flip flops waiting to step forward onto the raw grass.

Time in the shelter is a slow waiting game. I’m 18 and patiently waiting for a purpose, a job, a home, family, health, happiness, wealth and a productive life.

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