The poem we have written is about Sam’s journey from starting care to leaving care, mainly focused on the leaving part.
The message I want it to get across is that we are not a number. We are just people. I think a lot of statistics give the world the idea that young people in care are naughty or bad. That’s a presumption.
I like the poem, I feel proud of it, the project has been good. I think the poem can help to stop people stereotyping young people in or leaving care as much. Hopefully it will challenge the statistics.
I am excited that it is part of Mediale because we can share our film with more people and spread our message more.