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See No Evil, Say No Evil: Why It's Important to Talk about and Face Taboo Topics

  Photo by Niek Verlaan from pixabay I don’t know why, but humans believe that if we don’t talk about something or can’t see something, it doesn’t exist.  Take England, for example. According to The Guardian writer Alex Andreou (2015), “anti-homeless” spikes were introduced in front of an apartment complex in London in 2014. They were removed thanks to a protest and petition, only to be reintroduced outside of a store in Manchester the following year (Andreou, 2015).  In his article, Andreou also shared how heartbroken he’d been when the one safe and comfortable bench where he slept while homeless himself became a “convex metal perch, with three solid armrests” (2015). The embodiment of, “Out of sight, out of mind.” I’m guilty of this myself, and I’m sure you are as well. No, maybe we haven’t constructed “anti-homeless” structures. But I promise you, most of us have turned a blind eye to a homeless person at least once. “Selys,” you may ask as you shift uncomfortably, “why are we even