June Cigar

June Cigar is a formerly homeless person and human rights campaigner from Los Angeles, California.

June now works as a mosaic artist on Skid Row.

June Cigar at work

June Cigar at work

Listen to June tell her story of becoming homeless while seriously ill, of how the right support helped her back on her feet, and why empathy is key. "You never know where a person comes from until you walk a mile in their shoes". 

I think community work is so important. Going out in the community and being part and parcel of it.
— June Cigar
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june’s story

British animator & comedian, Howard Read created this EXCLUSIVE ANIMATION for Project Twist-It based on June’s story.