I grew up in care with my two sisters. It was a challenging time and we were often separated, which was difficult.
I really struggled at school because I found that people looked down on me just because of my past, especially the teachers.
I was very resrved and used to dread subjects where we had to talk about family. Sometimes I wouldn’t even make eye contact with the teacher for fear they might ask me a question.
There seems to be a stereotype associated with care kids that they’ll never amount to anything, but we didn’t fit that label.
My two sisters have been to university and I’m working as a nursery worker.
We’ve teamed up with Fixers to show that anything is possible and growing up in care doesn’t define who you are as a person.
I would like to thank Faye Lazonby, Edwyna Hughes and Louise Hughes for helping me with this Fix.
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Shak & Natasha