Cara Fabre is an anti-poverty activist and writer. She had first hand experience of the myths and stereotypes of poverty as a teenager growing up in Nova Scotia. Her middle class lifestyle evaporated when her parents split up, leaving her and her mother on their own, in poverty. When they moved to a trailer park, suddenly the parents of her middle class friends became suspicious of her and did not want their children to go her home. She is currently working on her first book, based on her doctoral research examining themes of addiction in Canadian novels. In this short video, Cara discusses some of the common myths and stereotypes of people who live in poverty, and how they are perpetuated.