WE ARE EVERYWHERE is dedicated to the 1000 youth who age out of government care annually. The content of this book was created in part through community-engaged gatherings of art making, conversation, and inquiry based on the question: “What do I know now that I would tell my 19-year old self?” The extraordinary ordinary individuals you will meet in the book all have the shared experience of being in government care.
Inspired by the generosity of the individuals featured in this book and by the remarkable photographs of Sarah (a.k.a Emmet) Race. We are Everywhere is intended to be words of advice to youth who are still in care, but this book will challenge all its readers to reconsider the narrow story of those who survived government care.
The spirit of this collection of interviews is an invitation to us all; particularly to our 19-year-old selves, whether we experienced government care or not, to learn from the collective insights and wisdom of these generous and amazing people.
The online availability of We Are Everywhere was made possible by the generous support & mentorship of:
Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada: www.cafdn.org
McKellar & Martin Publishing: www.mckellarmartin.com
Bright Wing Media: www.brightwing.ca
Launch Pad Publishing: www.launchpadpub.com