I am Vince.

For many years I’ve battled homelessness and written about it.

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You’ll find my life exciting, interesting, and enlightening.

An acronym for the way I like to communicate, especially writing, is C.A.R.B.

I try to be clear, accurate, reasoned, and beneficial.

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I’ve been through a lot. My view of the world is salted with the wisdom that comes from hardship and loss. Please become a paying reader to support my continued work. You’ll see interesting stories and bunches of images.

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Vince Shumate

"Vince Shumate is an award-winning writer living in Charleston. He writes for Speak Up and I AM VINCE, a chronicle of life on the streets." - Matt Shaw Executive Editor of Speak Up Magazine