Episode 3 and 4 Show Notes
Over 46,000 children and young people around Australia are currently in care due to no fault of their own. They face unfair disadvantage and often are subject to stigma, being branded with stereotypes that don’t befit them. So, we want to #SnapThatStigma!
One of our long standing campaigns is our Snap That Stigma Campaign, where we aim to highlight the achievements and incredible vibrance and diversity in the young people we work alongside every day. You can learn more about the campaign here.
We have just released this podcast series where young people interview each other about their experiences in care, their challenges with stigma and what we can do about it! Snapping stigma starts with a conversation, and the more we can elevate the voices of young people with care experiences, the better.
The young people involved in this podcast have been passionate advocates, each with their own stories, challenges, purpose and dreams. We are so grateful to them for being a part of this project, and sharing with each other and us as listeners. We would appreciate your supporting in sharing this message – sharing their voices and help us to end the unfair stigma faced by those in care.
In this episode, we meet Leticia
Meet Leticia: Business Owner, Proud Aboriginal Woman, Advocate
Welcome back to another episode! In this episode, we hear from Leticia, a young Aboriginal woman born on Wiradjuri country. Leticia is a zealous advocate for not only herself but others around her, and now a successful business owner, specialising in graphic design and advocacy workshops. She talks about her journey of self-discovery, the importance of her culture, overcoming stigma as both a child and an adult, and now her ever-evolving journey as a business owner. Leticia’s story is inspiring and she’s got so much knowledge and wisdom to share for any young people who haven’t yet “found their voice” – so make sure you listen in. Thanks Leticia for sharing your story with us and helping us to #SnapThatStigma!
Please note: these episodes may touch on topics of child abuse or neglect, so listener discretion is advised if hearing these stories may be triggering for you. If you are feeling upset or want to talk to someone, there is always help available through LifeLine on 13 11 14 or Kids HelpLine on 1800 55 1800.
Who Are We?
CREATE Foundation is the national consumer body for children and young people in out of home care. We work to CONNECT children and young people to each other, EMPOWER them to have a voice and create CHANGE on a systemic level.
One of the biggest obstacles faced by children and young people with a care experience is the stigma surrounding it. Being labelled the “problem child”, “troubled” or “bad” – when children and young people are placed into care due to no fault of their own. One of CREATE’s major campaigns is the Snap that Stigma initiative, where we want to showcase how incredible the young people we work with are, to overcome this negative image dogging young people with a care experience.
Find out more: https://www.create.org.au/snap-that-stigma
Follow us on Instagram: @CREATEFnd