7 years in New York Foster Care System

Bianca Ruth Bennett is the definition of a true independent woman. Reigning from the city that never sleeps, Bronx NY, she has not only endured many trials and tribulations, but has conquered them with grace and poise. Due to her families substance abuse, Bianca was placed in the foster care system numerous times and spent a total of seven years in the child welfare system. Although she has dealt with irreversible trauma, her resistance and perseverance is a lesson to all. Bianca grounds herself in the power of education and commitment to justice. She is a strong advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement, Restorative Justice and tries her hardest to advocate for people whose voice has been hindered by social injustices. All in all, she ASPIRES to INSPIRE before she EXPIRES. Bianca not only advocates these struggles, but incorporates them into her everyday life. Bianca currently holds a 3.9 GPA, is a first generation college student with a degree in Business Administration, and is a part of two national honor societies. In addition, her hobbies include modeling, cooking, and making sure to use her voice to change the negative aspects of America. In the future, Bianca strives to continue her education and receive her Master’s Degree in Higher Education and become a dean of students at a historically black college. Bianca is a proud product of the foster care system and uses her experiences to not only change her life, but impact others.

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