Upon her mother’s death, Mei-Le entered the foster care system where she was always ready to run from bad situations. Running while carrying her backpack was a symbol of that, and she kept her whole life in her “Dip Out Bag” (her words). Now, having created a secure life that she doesn’t have to flee from—Mei-Le’s backpack is finally, just a backpack. Mei-le’s film is part of the Youth Voices Video Project, a collection of foster youth-produced films from PBS SoCal’s To Foster Change.
Mei-Le is a 23 year old former foster youth from Baltimore County, Maryland. After graduating in 2017 from McDaniel College in Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Art, and a minor in Psychology and Sociology, she decided to “just go for it”. She packed up her belongings and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. Mei-Le creates projects that promote diversity and give voice to underrepresented communities.