The Times podcast: Pregnant and homeless in Hollywood

A woman opens a gift.
Mckenzie Trahan opens a gift for her baby as her mom, Cat, looks on from her tent in Hollywood.
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

In 2018, the L.A. Times began to follow Mckenzie Trahan, a pregnant homeless woman living in Hollywood. Over the next four years, a Times reporter, photographer and videographer tracked Trahan’s life as she tried to find housing and become a mom. Today, we hear about her journey. Read the full transcript here.

Host: L.A. Times photographer Christina House

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