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Episode 15

One of the things I have been so grateful for over the past few years is connecting with former foster youth who are willing and eager to share about their experiences in foster care in order to shine light on what it’s like to be in foster care, and to de-stigmatize what it means to be a foster kid. In 2018, I heard an interview on Oregon Public Radio with Cherie Renee, a woman who was in foster care until she aged out of the system.

Today, Cherie is a blogger who describes herself as a "child abuse survivor and former foster child who is using her life as an inspiration to others," as well as a "dog mom" and "proud Jew." You can follow Cherie’s blog here and her Instagram account here.

I was so glad to connect with Cherie by phone recently, and and I’m thrilled that she agreed to be my guest on this podcast. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did!

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