Foster Muse is defined as a young woman who inspires and promotes the development of another -H.A.W.T
Stories of a "Foster Muse" is our ongoing documentary. The story of each of these women will be different, but yet there are still some commonalities. Some of their stories will be sad and or dark. Their strength to tell their story, is inspirational, and will most definitely, aid in the development of younger youth in foster care.
Leigh-Anna Nielsen is H.A.W.T's first Muse. She entered foster care at the age of 17 and will age out on her 21st birthday in 2020 (February).
Interviewee: Leigh-Anna Nielsen (H.A.W.T's Intern)
Videographer: Anatola Araba Pabst
Location: The New School
Tameka Mclean was 14 years old when she entered her first permanent group home. She age out at the age of 21 in 2002.
Interviewee: Tameka Mclean (H.A.W.T's Executive Director)
Interviewer (Voice)/Photographer: Paul Schneiderman
Location: Mamaroneck, NY
Rodia Dorcely- Nicaisse was 16 years old when she entered her first permanent group home. She age out at 21 in 2002.