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Josephine Ensign – Skid Road Oral Histories

As part of her interdisciplinary Skid Road project, Jack Straw Artist Josephine Ensign conducted interviews with people who work and live at the intersection of health and homelessness in King County. This excerpt comes from an interview with Public Health-Seattle and King County nurse Heather Barr. Josephine’s book Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City will be published this summer by Johns Hopkins University Press. Learn more about this project at