Bonnie Lane – Host
As of February 2013, Bonnie Lane has become the host for Both Feet In. Dr. Sylvia Park, creator of the program, has become more deeply involved with her community health practice and is unable to host the program on a regular basis. We are very happy to have Bonnie step in to help out with the continuation of Dr. Park’s great work.
HOST: Bonnie Lane
Writer, vendor, editor for Word on the Street
Advocate for the homeless and low income people
Bonnie was homeless on and off for ten years. The first time was due to a domestic violence situation In Michigan, when her first husband tried to kill her. She has been in Baltimore on and off for more than 12 years. She became homeless in Baltimore due to an argument with former boyfriend who had the lease. Bonnie has resided on the street, on a park bench in the City’s famed Bum Park (Saint Vincent De Paul Church Park). Addiction was never a part of Bonnie’s story. She stayed at the old Code Blue shelter for eight months when it was located in a parking garage on Davis Street. From there she went from to Safe Haven on Old York Road. Bonnie chose to treat getting housed as a full time job and has been in the same apt for two years now. She currently writes, edits and sells Word on the Street, which is a new street paper written and produced by current homeless persons, formerly homeless persons and their allies. Bonnie is a member of Baltimore’s Faces of Homelessness Speaker’s Bureau, which is a public education program on the topic of homelessness, as well as Occupy Baltimore, also The Travyon Martin Committee, the JHR Resident Council, etc. She have a college degree in Public Relations and now spends most of her time doing advocacy and activism. Bonnie is considering a run for Baltimore City Mayor in 2016.
You may email Bonnie at email@example.com