Live Through This

Do Right by Me

Four amazing girls, raised in foster care, who beat the odds.


  • soursequence May 7th, 2014 5:05 PM


  • blueolivia May 7th, 2014 5:19 PM

    cristina, mitsuka, tamar, & kiana- thank you so much for sharing your stories. wishing you the best ♥ much love

  • Sophii May 7th, 2014 5:27 PM

    Wow. These girls are so amazing. The stories are heartbreaking, but it’s so great and inspiring to see that they’re taking their lives in positive directions <3

  • daniellethewanderer May 7th, 2014 5:50 PM

    This is just…wow. This is powerful. These girls have gone through so much, yet are so brave and so strong. I really commend them for moving forward in their lives when they could have easily given up. I wish them all the best.

    x x

  • Me_Magalloway May 7th, 2014 7:47 PM

    Anything that I can possibly say in response to this sounds so incredibly stupid.
    They are just so strong. I could never imagine a life like this. You can just see it in their eyes all that they’ve been through.

    I truly hope that things are looking up for all of you.

    • Anaheed May 7th, 2014 8:24 PM

      You don’t sound stupid at all! Quite the opposite.

  • emseely May 8th, 2014 12:18 AM

    so much beauty and learning and power and intensity in these women

  • honorarygilmoregal May 8th, 2014 12:28 AM

    These girls are amazing. I admire them for being so strong and willing to share their stories.

  • Stephanie May 8th, 2014 12:39 AM

    Rookie publishes some of the most amazing, heartfelt work on the planet in my opinion but this, THIS might be the best piece yet. Thank you, Cristina, Mitsuka, Tamar, and Kiana for sharing your stories and Rose and Sandy for capturing them so beautifully.

  • Elsary May 8th, 2014 3:45 AM

    These girls are wonderful. It’s amazing how they have fought and get up and survived. I get do much inspiration and strength reading these stories. I can also feel pain for going through all this, although I don’t know how it really feels. All my best wishes for them.

  • Raissomat May 8th, 2014 5:41 AM

    Thank you for this article. I have met young people that have similar stories and am constantly inspired by their strength.
    One of my best friends was fostered. She went through a lot but she is in control of her own life now. She did so good. Her twin brother is in rehab now, for the third and last time. We are so worried for him. He has a small son, and his ex (the mom) is batshit crazy. If it wasn’t for the girl’s uncle and mum they would probably take the kid away.
    It’s so sad.

  • Mary the freak May 8th, 2014 9:15 AM

    i am absolutely speechless. you are such powerful women and you deserve all the respect and love in the world.

  • Katelynnah8 May 8th, 2014 10:01 PM

    Incredible. These women are so strong and resilient. I can’t even imagine what going through this would be like. They are heroes and they should be respected. I hope they are getting the love and compassion that they deserve today.

  • Narita May 9th, 2014 2:38 AM

    I lived in foster care from my 8th until my 11th. This is really important. Thank you.

  • rhymeswithorange May 9th, 2014 3:24 PM

    Thanks so much for highlighting these girls’ stories.

  • kelsey May 10th, 2014 10:56 AM

    Rookie, you hit it out of the park again. What an awesome set of stories to tell.

  • goodgodlemon May 12th, 2014 12:44 AM

    Thank you to these women for sharing and thank you to Rookie for being amazing, as always.