Worth started writing and selling Street Feat ten years ago. The newspaper is a non-profit publication and is dubbed "The Voice of the Poor". It is written by a range of contributors, from those who live in low-income situations to those who are completely homeless. Worth submits a regular column for the newspaper and also sells ad copy.
His community activism goes well beyond the street newspaper, however. He is a social justice, networking guru. I'm willing to bet that if you were to name any type of microcosmic community, from women escaping abuse to those with disabilities trying to start a business, he could name a key contact, organization, even a cafe that is related.
Last year, Worth organized a protest outside the legislature to address the issue of the province's poverty situation, and he is planning a second one in the next coming months. Specifically, he is fighting to raise the current shelter allowance for those on social assistance and with disabilities. Presently the allowance is $535 per month which is somehow supposed to cover rent and utilities. Most rents in the city exceed this, and thus those who grapple with paying bills with this must use part of their living allowance of $229, already designated for food, toiletries and leisure, to compensate.
When Worth is not working for Street Feat, he attends various community meetings to which he belongs, including the Community Advocates Network and Entrepreneurs Disabilities Network. He is also a member of the Veith Street Gallery and is working on his own business of taking stunning photos and selling them as postcards. Worth is also attempting to contribute stories related to poverty to main stream media and is planning on making a similar themed film.
If you are interested in joining Worth's protest and to act as a voice for Nova Scotia's impoverished community, e-mail pporganizers[at]gmail.com.