On April 7th, Netflix tweeted out a single cryptic image. In a matter of hours, there were thousands of retweets, with people guessing, correctly, that Netflix was going to drop a Beyonce special. The actual project dropped on April 17th, and the day after it premiered, I sat down to watch the 2 hour special … Continue reading Beyonce’s “Homecoming” Highlights the Importance of HBCUs.
When I first stumbled upon Mariama Lockington's personal essay, "What a Black Woman Wishes Her Adoptive White Parents Knew," I felt an instant connection with her. I remember reading the essay, nodding at all the things that I could relate to as a transracial adoptee. "Yes," I murmured under my breath, "This is so good." … Continue reading For Black Girls Like Me: A Conversation with Mariama Lockington
Last week I flew to Minneapolis to present at my second KAAN (Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network) Conference. Leading up to the conference, I had been preparing presentations with Shaaren Pine and Grace Newton. In my first presentation, "Body Betrayal" with Shaaren, we talked about our bodies and growing up with brown skin in … Continue reading Christianity and International Adoption