Hi. I’m Rachel.

In 3rd grade I won Charger cheerleader of the year at my church and have yet to fall from that high. That was around the time my teacher told my parents that she didn’t believe I’d have too much trouble getting through school, that I’d do fine…based on my personality. I used to think that was a compliment but have since realized that perhaps it had more to do with her account of me sharing that I wanted to be a bunny when I grew up. When she told me I couldn’t be a bunny I said fine, I’d be a grandma or a dolphin trainer instead. After learning how much science and math goes into both of those occupations I decided to figure something else out.

So here I am, a homeless advocate on Skid Row.

You can follow my often mindless ramblings on Twitter, I promise I won’t post pictures of my food: @RKarSuperstar or on Instagram: @hitonbythehomeless

(Oh and for the record, I still prefer to hop sometimes and have not totally given up on my dream of becoming a grandma one day.)

Want to read more? Check out some of my favorite projects around the web:

Why #FitchtheHomeless Backfires

Rescuing Beauty From an Ugly Culture

Dating the Dodgers

Single Forever. And It’s My Dad’s Fault!

4 Ways to Seek Justice Every Day


8 Responses to Hi. I’m Rachel.

  1. David Del Mauro says:

    I like your site. I am a childhood friend of Danny Hobert. I work for myself doing marketing and crap like that, but also volunteer a good part of my week at the homeless shelter in Santa Fe.

    Peace out
    David Del Mauro


  2. Lizzie says:

    hi! I read an article you wrote for Relevant Magazine once.. loved it so much that I started following your blog/tweets. I’m in school for social work and love seeing what you’re doing. Anyways, just wanted to say your work inspires me and your humor brings me joy!



    • Hi Lizzie! Thank you so much for your lovely encouragement! I love hearing from other social workers, we all need to band together in middle USA one of these days and just sit around and share stories. It’s so great to hear from other like-minded folks.


  3. djiverson says:

    Hey, I was just sent a link to your latest blog post from a friend in LA. I’m a youth pastor in Escondido, about 30 min north of San Diego. Would love to chat with you and find out more about your latest venture.



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