A few weeks ago, the city learned that we are the eighth poorest medium-sized city in the country. For some, this was alarming, but for others, the information is simply a confirmation of what was already suspected.
But what about you? Do you witness Milwaukee's poverty on a daily basis, or have you managed to somehow escape it? Sound-off, Milwaukee, and tell us what you really think.
Yes, I feel the affects of poverty. In my daily life, I see many signs of poverty in Milwaukee, from garbage to homeless citizens to houses in serious need of cosmetic work. I believe it has gotten worse in the past few years and I continue to see poverty's affect on Milwaukee.
No, I really don't feel the affects of poverty. In my world, Milwaukee's poverty is something I am aware of through the local news and newspapers, but I don't really see it on a daily basis.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.