Just before I left for my semester abroad in China, I posted a watercolor painting I made of a tree stump titled “Ripped From My Roots: An Adoptee Family Tree […]
Though we both have white partners now, in this conversation, Rosita and I ponder what our youth and early romantic experiences would have been like if Asian men had been a predominant demographic in our areas and if Asian men had been celebrated as masculine and desirable and if our own identities as Asian women had been validated by society.
When I question how I could have both been helped and hurt by white privilege, it is the same type of reflection that I must conduct when I think about the ways in which I have both gained and lost so much through my adoption. The ability to not think in simple polarities has shaped and defined my maturation and has been a liberating discovery.
This piece analyzes the ways in which the adoptee and LGBT communities are similar and advocates for their combined power in coalition to advance justice and liberation of these groups in addition to other marginalized communities.
This is an open letter to any adoptees who have a fragmented or tenuous relationship with their adoptive mothers. “Today, I want to make that apology to any adoptees who are out there and grieving a fragmented relationship with your adoptive parents, recognizing that I am a part of this group that has caused hurt for so many adoptees. I know that what you may really wish for is an apology from your parent(s), not from a stranger. I hope that you will get that someday. For now, I want to tell you…”
The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting marginalized families in multiple ways. From financial burdens, additional caregiving and teaching responsibilities, and little to no opportunity for respite, this is […]
I Am Not Your Asian Fetish I was a ten-year-old child the first time I was called sexy by an adult male. In high school, I dated a boy who […]
Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019: A Major Step Forward Introduction International adoption is oftentimes talked about in benevolent terms and seen as a new beginning for children who are orphans […]
Wanting to share my graduate school acceptances and decisions with the people who have been most supportive of my continued educational goals, I opened my text messages and typed in […]
I met up with a friend recently for a morning tea before work. Though we had seen each other frequently, they had all been rather quick passings that hadn’t allowed […]