Public servant, International Host, and Foster Youth advocate Carlos Collard pinpoints the trajectory of his professional career to one incident in fifth grade involving his mother and a textbook.
“I’ve known Carlos for a long time, and I sort of forget that he is a foster youth. We only talk about pro wrestling. Foster youth is a topic Carlos didn’t start talking about until the last few years, so there’s a lot of stories related to his youth that I’ve never heard before, especially this one. And on top of that, Carlos hasn’t revealed this particular foster youth story until now. It’s a story that certainly shatters some myths about foster youth, while also allowing us to understand how this specific experience of a fifth grade book protest was a turning point in his life.”
(Carlos’s handles: Instagram @los_collard, Facebook @carlos.collard.1)