Former Foster Care to Success Scholarship Recipient Publishing a Novel by Aisha Mandel

FC2S Staff | July 3rd, 2013

In 2002, Aisha Mandel received a scholarship from the Orphan Foundation of America to supplement her college education at the University of Minnesota.


Here is a post she would like to share with all of you; Aisha is currently raising funds via Kickstarter to publish her book,

A revolving conversation plastered all over the news and social media is the topic of privacy – domestic surveillance programs run by the NSA to monitor our phone calls, internet traffic, texts, emails, etc.

This topic is parallel to the state of Minnesota keeping record of my every move while I grew up in long-term foster care as a state ward.

Individual ‘people’ chronicling my mental state, behavior, IQ, physical health, therapy sessions, and so forth.  And while some of these provisions were necessary; think about it – what would it be like to read a record of your life from the age of 3 to 18?  Over 800 pages of intricate reports and personal (biased) observations.

This is what my book is about.  It is a conversational narrative about what I found within the pages of my case file; showing the world what it looks like from a non-emotional perspective.

I have created a Kickstarter project in order to raise funds to self-publish my novel!   I have until July 19th to raise the money I need.  If you have a moment, please visit the link below. and Search “Aisha Mandel”

Thank you for allowing me to share my story.  And I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Foster Care to Success for giving me the opportunity to make this post!


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