Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Those who say you can

This article in this months Marie Claire is both moving and disturbing- you should read it.

It's an interview with author Jenni Fagan who grew up in care and overcame extraordinary odds to become a novelist. This quote- the last line of the piece- struck me:

'Don't listen to the people who say you can't do something, listen to those who say you can'

The article has prompted me pray for the work of The Riverbank Trust of which we are involved as a church. For any who are interested, we are hosting a breakfast at HT Barnes on November 16th for any who want to get involved in supporting it.

1 comment:

Ellie@Riverbank said...

Thanks Cookie! This is an issue particularly on our hearts at the moment at Riverbank. May I also draw your attention to this recent report which is moving us to prayer and into action as we think about the future....
http://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/publications/i-never-left-care-care-left-me-ensuring-good-corporate-parenting-into-adulthood