Demontea Thompson co-authored this piece with Kenyon Lee Whitman for the Chronicle of Social Change, writing about racism in America, current events, and what it will take to dismantle systems of oppression.
Double the brothers, double the love! Twin brothers Tae and Tray Thompson are mentoring future generations of kids in foster care — like fellow twin brothers Jaloni and Kalonji — through their nonprofit #TwInspire!
Written by Twinspire's own Demontae Thompson, this autobiography documents inspirational life lessons, woven by poetic mantras and self-reflections. Raised From Scratch is Demontae’s first book, as the first graduate of the Digital Scholars (Book Writing & Publishing) program at Message Media Ed – School of Black Leadership in the Digital Age in Los Angeles, Ca.
While some foster youth, approximately 46% live in non-relative homes, just over one-quarter, 29%, live in foster homes with relatives—often known as “kinship care.” This is the story of twin brothers, two of a family of twelve children who managed to successfully make it through the system with the help of a great aunt and uncle who taught them some important lessons on life.
Alumni Tae and Tray Thompson Foster Gratitude — and Generosity — with Scholarship
Former foster child, a USC alumnus, fights for foster youth. Demontea Thompson uses his USC master’s degree in education to advocate for children who face similar struggles in the foster care system.
Written by Demontae, this article on The Chronicle of Social Change website focuses on what foster youth can do to prepare themselves for the world ahead of them, with tips, advice and insight that only someone with a lived experience can articulate.