College students across the country are living in uncertainty due to housing and food insecurity. On top of taking classes, many worry about where they’ll sleep at night or where their next meal will come from. Marissa Meyers shares her story of growing up in a difficult living situation and overcoming abuse, trauma, and housing insecurity. Now, Marissa is a practitioner-researcher at the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, an action research center focused on rethinking and restructuring higher education and social policies, practices, and resources to create opportunities for all students to complete college degrees.
Lisa Bien, a professional marketing strategist and Temple Public Relations Professor, created Bouncing Back in an effort to give Temple students and other viewers insight into their own misgivings concerning self worth while presenting real life examples of personal struggle with self acceptance.