Shedding Whiteness

by Jon Straker – Korean adoptee, artist, friend

Originally published in Gazillion Voices Magazine, 2015.

I’m so excited to promote my friend Jon’s work in this post. We went to college together and wrestled with many similar questions about adoption, race, culture, and identity.  The year that I went back to China was the same year Jon studied abroad in his birth country, Korea. It has been fantastic seeing how his identity continues to inform his artwork. Jon has an awesome new website: 

Check it out, and keep your eye out for his name in the future!





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Read an interview with Jon here:


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