From All Things Considered:
Shirley Diaz grew up in foster care. Now almost 21, she’s on the verge of aging out of the system. As part of "Radio Rookies," a project at WNYC that teaches teenagers to tell radio stories in their own words, Diaz takes listeners into her world as she looks ahead to an uncertain future and back to the violent tragedy that shaped her teenage years.
Listen to the story here