About The Book
This book is all about the care system, and it's written by people who have experienced it first-hand.
Free Loaves on Fridays is an anthology of stories, poems, reflections and letters by nearly 100 care-experienced people, which aims to challenge the sliced-loaf mindset. This collection gives voice to diverse experiences including foster care, adoption, kinship care and semi-independent living, among others.
Headlines written about care often entrench negative stereotypes and dominate the narrative, leaving care-experienced people with nothing but crumbs. This anthology is an opportunity to redirect the dialogue and present a window into a world that has been overlooked for too long.
Free Loaves on Fridays presents a spectrum of joy and sadness, laughter and tears, love and loss, and reminds us that bread tastes so much better when it’s been chosen.
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