Here’s a peep at the changes…
Birth: January 3rd, 1994
Lives in Washington, DC
Ashley is studying Communications and English at Trinity University in Washington, D.C. She is an alumni of the D.C. foster care system where she spent five years after the death of her mother. Life for her has always been a struggle. Specifically, school.
A Testimony from 2015’s “Breaking the Silence: A Hearing on Girls of Color”
“There were times that I felt alone. I felt that no one wanted to help me. I was placed in special education classes with other students that had all kinds of problems such as behavioral and mental problems. I wasn’t learning anything. These classes taught the same things that I had learned from previous years. I can recall a time that me and some of the other students got together and…