* This presentation was originally recorded in English. Closed captioning is available in both English and French.
Let Me Speak is a conversation led by jaye simpson, a queer Indigenous former youth in care, on how collective resources and support for current and former LGBTQ2+ youth in care can change the lives of many. Prioritizing the ability to safely self-actualize can be life saving for anyone, but for youth in care there are higher stakes. LGBTQ2+ youth make up over 40 per cent of those experiencing homelessness while also dealing with structural barriers keeping them from community and health resources. jaye uses autobiographical storytelling to bring a space highlighting all parts of their existence as a queer Indigenous trans woman who spent 16 years in care.