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No Way to Live

Poor Women Speak Out

by (author) Sheila Baxter

New Star Books
Initial publish date
Jan 1995
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    Jan 1995
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For No Way to Live, Sheila Baxter interviewed more than fifty BC women who live in poverty. These women are fed up. They are sick of not having enough money to feed their kids, to live in safe housing, or to go to the dentist. They are sick of the governments and social workers telling them how to live their lives. One by one, they describe the obstacles they face on a daily basis as a result of being poor, but they don't stop there — they also offer many ideas and suggestions about what can be done to end it.

About the author

Sheila Baxter is an anti–poverty activist who had been involved with poverty issues since 1970. Her work has led to the publication of four books: No Way to Live: Poor Women Speak Out, A Child Is Not A Toy, Under the Viaduct: Homeless in Beautiful BC and Still Raising Hell: Poverty, Activism and Other True Stories. She received the first VanCity Book Prize for best BC book pertaining to women's issues for Under the Viaduct. She lives in Vancouver.

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