As we continue weekly to try and pull some good out of our neighborhood of Kensington, we keep coming across people whom are unwilling to co-operate with us or even give us the time of day. Maybe this attitude comes from the actual neighborhoods being run down making residents very ill willed.
It’s no mystery that we are all strangers to these neighborhoods and it’s no wonder why people don’t want us there. In every neighborhood people feel protected and feel the need to take ownership of what they have or even what they have left. These are lessons that we are all learning about every time we step foot into our individual environments.
Some residents accept us and some don’t but it is never right for people judge and make us feel unwelcomed. But these are elements that we all must deal with and overcome, we strive for these stories to get good grades or gain approval from our peers but we should look at the bigger picture and that in a sense the stories are benefitting the neighborhoods that don’t want us there. Maybe one day these neighborhoods will be fortunate enough to see some of the good we have done and then we’ll finally gain our acceptance.
By: Carmen Del Mastro & Adrian Fedkiw