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Shirley "Star" Diaz

Hi I'm Shirley Diaz. I'm 19 years old and I was raised in Brooklyn and Queens. I’m a system child, meaning a foster child and I’m soon going to age out. I love to talk about life and different experiences one faces through their journey.

My dream is to become an entertainer. I love to sing and dance and act. I love to write and even want to write a book. My other goal is to graduate and get my GED. I currently live in Astoria, Queens in the projects were people always play basket ball or create dances and do shows. Also, I can swing on the swing in the park for hours and never get tired.

Shirley "Star" Diaz appears in the following:

Growing Up in The System

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Shirley Diaz’s life has been shaped by the tragedy of her mother’s murder, and the difficulty of growing up in six different foster homes, separated from her six younger siblings. To avoid being consumed by loss, Shirley tries to make sense of these events and find refuge in home and family as she finds them.

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Radio Rookies: Out On My Own

Friday, February 22, 2008

Two of the latest WNYC Radio Rookies, Jordan Teklay and Shirley "Star" Diaz, discuss their pieces, which center on the foster care system and moving away from their parents.

The latest Radio Rookies series "Out On My Own: Stories of Living Away from One’s Parents" airs Feb. ...

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