Meet Yashorna from Jamaica, a young woman with dreams and ambitions but there is something about Yashorna that you should know. Her story bears similarities to youths not only in Jamaica but across the wider Caribbean.
A “home” is supposed to be a place where a child feels comfortable but for Yashorna, that wasn’t the case. Just 8 months old, Yashorna was moved to a children’s home as a result of her family situation. But living in a children’s home seems to have had more downs than ups for Yashorna.
Imagine being told that you are WORTHLESS. That’s a huge damage to a child’s self esteem even for those living in a “normal” home much less a children’s home. To make matters worst, a child being told that they are not good enough because of the colour of their skin is now left with no form of self worth.
That’s just some of what Yashorna shared in this video. It’s only fair that I allow you to watch and listen as Yashorna tells her own story.[embedplusvideo height=”390″ width=”640″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/1tBHKJy” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/hdEZ1e3wT9g?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=hdEZ1e3wT9g&width=640&height=390&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=” id=”ep4384″ /]
As you listen to Yashorna share her story, it’s hard not to feel her pain but the Yashorna today is a confident and ambitious young woman. She has come a long way.
Well done Yashorna, you are truly a role model for young people in Jamaica and across the Caribbean.
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