In this Invisibilia bonus, Angus Chen tells the story of William Kitt, who spent 34 years homeless and maddened by drug-induced hallucinations before getting into community-based housing and support. “Just little by little, he started coming out,” Baptist says. “And then he asked for paper. He said I want to draw. And we brought him some papers and charcoal and pencils, and he threw himself into that artwork. He became alive. He began to talk, to trust. It was amazing.”
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