Show: Self-Taught: Former Foster Youth on Sex, Health, and Life

Intersections of Identity in Foster Care

What’s it like as a non-binary teen to be in a group home structured for boys and girls? Emilio talks about their intersectional identity, including being non-binary and neuro-divergent. Hear how they found allies in the court system as well as advice for youth who don’t fit into the structures around them.

Guest:  Emilio (they/their) former foster youth, RHEP Youth Advisory Board member

Content warning: This episode touches on topics that may be upsetting or triggering for some listeners, including puberty, experiences in health care visits, and past trauma. This warning is to empower listeners with the knowledge you need to make healthy decisions about how and if you should consume this podcast content. Don’t hesitate to use the resources listed in the show notes if you need support.


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