“The identity of a cactus Museum. Making connections through shared care experiences” is a virtual place to share your memories about care experiences.

How it works?

  1. Write in English (or asking us help to translate)
  2. 200 words max + picture or image or video (2 min max) referred to the text
  3. Write your initials, Age, Year/Period of the memory, Country and email (confidential, not to be published)
  4. Title is compulsory

All the works we will published anonymously.

Help us build the first museum of care leavers in Europe!

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Egg
My foster home was my salvation. Are you wondering why the egg? It makes me...
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The Braceled Circle
At the age of 8 years old I received a watch, the braceled circle as...
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Football ball
The object that changed my childhood is a football ball. I was a shy person...
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Clothes
I am C.C. and the clothes of my childhood are my best memories. In 2002...
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Mp4 player

The object that changed my life in childhood was an mp4-player. I was...

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Iron

My memories are an iron and a kitchen.

In the community...

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Theatre

That had always been a theme in my life: being member of theatre...

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Causing good
In this movie, Ford says «This is an insidious form of genocide when a white...
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Here I am with my recorder and sheet music for Handel’s Messiah

My happiest memory of being in care was when I was sent to...

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Shape of love
As we know love comes in all shapes and sizes. My childhood was marked by...
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Life

I gave this name to this design because I haven't felt alive for...

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Superman
My favourite childhood memory is wearing a superman costume and running at full speed on the...
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Love and care

Growing up in care, I learned that if you love someone and want...

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Pride
Alternative care. Don’t use this word as a weakness, as a pity, as excuse. Don’t...
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I deserve better than this

I deserve better than this. After care to where?

The day is near I'm getting...
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Empty bottle beer
Indicates the inner conflict with myself to accept the fact that my mother is an...
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Keys
Those are the key of the house that I used to call “home” for 16...
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Backpack
Dear backpack, you entry in my life when I have 10 year, from a family...
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Birthday
It is one of the most beautiful day for everyone, but for me it is...
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Motherhood
To be a mother, is so feel the pain of not being mothered. To not...