Life in Foster Care is Like A Subway Ride - CBC Radio Documentary
One day, while working as a courier in Toronto, I
was riding a subway and as usual I started thinking about my life in
foster care. I was looking out the window while we moved above ground
and I suddenly realized that the entire subway ride was similar to my
life in foster care. I pulled out my faithful notepad and started
writing anything that came to mind. I wrote some comparisons and
eventually it turned out to sound like a poem.
I thought it would stay that way, until a couple of months later while I was surfing the Net and I discovered CBC Radio's show called "Outfront".
I learned of how they are looking for stories from ordinary Canadians and that's when the poem came back to me. I looked at it and for the next week or so I worked on turning the poem into a radio documentary script.
After hours of writing, re-writing, recording, and editing, all the while staying at a friends house who temporarily took me in while I was between apartments, I finally had it. A thirteen minute piece called "Too Many Stops" which will take you on a thirteen minute virtual subway ride through my life in foster care.
So grab your TTC Pass or tolkens and hop aboard!
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