I was raised as a Chinese American speaking Cantonese fluently and some Tosanese with my grandma. When I entered foster care at the age of 12, I was no longer my own person. I was told by others on how I should act and behave based on their cultural expectations. I had to fit a "mold" that wasn’t made for me to fit in. I lived with four different families and spent five years in foster care. When I aged out of the foster care system, I began to find a stronger voice within myself and for others to hear. As a former foster youth and a person of color, I advocate for youth to overcome cultural barriers, embrace diversity, and finding you own "voice" in the foster care system.
2005 All-Star Theresa Moy spent 5 years in foster