Multiply Other’d

As in multiple, and not a command to do math… For some reason I woke up this morning remembering a post-it note of key points I’d scribbled down after a shower about a year ago when I didn’t have time to craft a decent post.  Nothing has changed, except the post-it note, sadly, got tossed.  […]

Our Identity Thing

Last week my daughter emailed me asking for the best resources to point someone beginning their identity journey to.  I realized I couldn’t give her a straight answer, despite being deeply embedded in adoption land for many years. My own journey didn’t start until I was in my mid 40’s.  After my parents died.  It […]

The language barrier

Over on Twitter, Lilly Schmaltz 飞岗 (@lillyschmaltz) just tweeted out: Small accomplishment. Just had my first Mandarin text message conversation with a native speaker—only needed my dictionary a few times! Feelin’ good 😆 And it made me smile, myself having learned the language “I would have spoken if….”—I know how difficult a road it is, […]

Taking a stand on racism.

Colin Kaepernick was a mixed-race newborn when he was adopted transracially in Wisconsin close to three decades ago. He has been candid concerning his experiences growing up different, as a perceived-as black young man. Recently he was in the news for refusing to stand up for the national anthem during a football game [link]. There’s […]

Why Asian Adoptees Need to Give a Shit about #BlackLivesMatter

I don’t remember the first time someone told me I was White. But I definitely remember the last. It was the summer of my junior year in college and I was a new student orientation leader. My university was diverse but mostly segregated, and this staff was about half White and half Black – plus […]

Identifying Wrong

All the buzz in social media right now is about an NAACP official who turns out to not be black as claimed.  She was born to a white couple and raised with black adoptees.  There have been other articles wondering whether or not being transracial is analogous to being transgendered.  And other articles about syndromes of delusion. Rachel […]

The Taboo Topic

I recently commented  on a post here, but nobody seemed to notice, and I think it’s something important that we should discuss, because it rarely gets mentioned.  So I deleted it and am posing a question so there can be more than just me joining in.  So yes, I am gaming the Post & Comment […]