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Youth Voices Rising
Generational Foster Care in Native American Communities
Due to my experiences in foster care, I forgot how to dance in powwows, as well as other Native traditions, writes Shawna Bullen-Fairbanks.
A Foster Youth’s Journey Towards Healing
Despite my trauma, I’m pleased because of how clear my spirit feels today. But I still stumble, writes Jeremiah Bennett.
Best of Youth Voices Rising, 2023
Some of our strongest pieces published by the Youth Voices Rising program in 2023
Lost and Found
While I felt lost for so long, I now feel strong. I want every current and former Foster to feel like this, writes Vivian Dudley.
Getting my Ducks in a Row
The more I started asking questions, the more foster parents got upset with me. Fosters deserve answers to their questions, writes Kia Crist.
We Are Grieving
I was grieving the person that I could have been — the one without the deep mistrust and anxiety, writes Elaine Allen.
Where Do Reimbursement Checks Go?
We need to start talking about what goes on with these reimbursement checks — the good and the bad, writes Chloe Gartner.
My Sister is a Stranger
It would be easier to talk to a stranger than to my sister because a stranger wouldn’t have this trauma connected to them, writes Erin Gantz.