Jewel Reveals Lifestyles As A Homeless Kid: ‘People Treated Me Like I Was Contagious’

For a lot of troubled youth, Jewel said, “opportunity often means you’re going to implode.
“I was a homeless kid who was stealing,” Jewel said this week at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas.
Like other homeless people, Jewel was the product of a very difficult home life.
“Back when her life was in tatters, Jewel said she would have “killed” for the opportunities offered by the foundation to help at-risk youth.
She shared her life story to explain how demeaning it was to be homeless.

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