Zombie Belle

Belleville, Illinois

Interview: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

October 26, 2016

I think just people in general are important to me. I wanna say my friends, first and foremost, then my family. I just like to be around a lot of people, and introduce people to other people. I try to include everyone in everything. That's what's important to me. I never want someone to feel like they're not included in something. I love wearing costumes too, but everyone loves to do that.

 

Helping people should become more of a priority in our lives.

I think people right now are really self centered. People tend to only think about themselves, and I think you should look outside yourself and think about what you can do for other people. You have to be selective about who you help though, because some people are really looking to take advantage of others. I've definitely learned to watch out for those signs. 


Our systems that we have in place aren't effective at helping those that need it. People with mental health issues, veterans with PTSD, these people and others are ending up on the streets and around here it's reaching epidemic proportions. Sure there are people that just choose to not be a part of society, but I see a lot of people that are ex-military and end up on the streets and there's absolutely no reason that should be happening. We are a developed country. There should be a circumstance where you end up homeless and on the streets because there's no support for an issue you have that's beyond your control.