Diana Foster has had people make assumptions about who she is her entire life, about her race, her sexuality, and more. Now she is called to be a fierce protector of the most vulnerable in our society. Not only is she the badass mama to her three kids, she opens her home to foster children, others deem “hard to manage,” and a host of misfit pets. Diana, talks about foster care, race, and sexuality, as well as being the mother to a transgender child. Find Diana, on instagram, at @yourmamadressesfunny and her son Charlie’s art page at @cats_can_art. The people need to know for this week include the hilarious television series “Schitt’s Creek,” a recommendation to introduce overalls into your wardrobe in all their glorious forms, and a movie called “Second Act,” starring Jennifer Lopez. You can follow Alé and Betty on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, all under the handle @dcandcm.
The transition to college is a theme that has come up on our podcast again and again. It has been the source of the most difficult times for Alé and myself. On the third episode of Dream Chasers and Change Makers, we shared our stories of simultaneously transferring to the University of Miami . It was a serendipitous meeting of deep connection! Our roads to applying and transferring to UM had been chock full of heart break, trauma, and mental health battles. Our transitions from high school to college were troublesome for the both of us. The obstacles we endured proved to be challenging for out mental well being. In the episode we revealed the most difficult details to our listeners.
After Episode 3 began streaming, we received an out pouring of love. So many friends and people who I have not met in person reached out to thank me for my honesty. Also, they told me they related and shared their similar experiences. I heard from countless people who had a difficult transitions from high school to college. (Some who took other paths other than college too!) The years after high school graduation are such important rite-of-passage.
My Commitment to Those Transitioning to College
This time period is riddled with strife for so many. Learning this has inspired me to use our platform as a resource for those are about to transition to college. I have committed to writing a series of posts that deal with life during and after high school. This is all in hopes to inspire some college bound dream chasers and change makers. If you are a parents of a college bound teens, you are also in the right place!
Click here to learn my tips to make out of your high school experience so you college application shines! Make sure to stay tuned for more information!
By Betty Carricaburu Ms.Ed
Aly, known in episode 3 as Betty’s hero, talks about making a decision in her teens that she feared could and end a friendship but wound up really saving a life. Aly stood firm in her decision then, and later in life she stood firm making another difficult decision, in taking charge of her own life. Aly shares her experience of leaving a toxic relationship and terminating a pregnancy. Things of the week in this episode include Betty’s recommendation to watch the show Parenthood, and Aly suggests a podcast called, “The Abortion Diaries.”