In this candid piece, Diamond crafts an honest and moving open letter to herself, confronting her demons and reminding herself of the value of self-love. Dear Diamond is part of the Youth Voices Video Project, a collection of foster youth-produced films from PBS SoCal’s To Foster Change.
At age 15, Diamond entered the foster care system with her sister. What she thought would be a life of stability and support turned out to be frequent living changes and uncertainty. However, she persevered. Today, she is taking classes at a local community college in Los Angeles and promoting her lessons of self-love. In the future, Diamond aspires to run her own business and become an actor.