Feylyn Lewis is a millennial from Nashville, Tennessee who’s doing her PhD thesis on identity development in young adult caregivers in the US and UK. She has firsthand knowledge of the challenges faced by this often overlooked group: when she was eleven years old, complications from a surgery left her mother—a former nurse—with a physical disability and Feylyn’s brother left college to become mom’s full-time caregiver. In today’s episode Feylyn talks about what it was like growing up with a mother who needed 24/7 care, her brother’s incredible sacrifice on behalf of their family and how young adult caregivers can be supported through the transition into adulthood. Tune in for a spirited conversation with a researcher on a mission.

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Music: “Secrets” (Instrumental) by Yeyey | CC BY NC | Free Music Archive