Posts Tagged 'White adult adoptees'

March, Women’s History Month: Let’s Honor Our Mothers

March, Women’s History Month: Let’s Honor Our Mothers

This blog post was inspired by Denise Oliver Velez’s diary in The Daily Koz, http://bit.ly/1F9qYs3 in which she writes about the almost complete lack of representation of non-White women when female merits are praised during this month. It comes down to the usual, that history is written by the victors, and those have belonged, in our time and age, to the White race.

I was thinking of blogging about women writers whose ...

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Being Middle Class: The Pain of White adoptees

Being Middle Class: The Pain of White adoptees

Lately, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with several adult adoptees, all White Americans, aged between 30 and 70 years old, who were adopted in the States as babies or very young children. They contacted me after reading Split at the Root. Because of the immediacy of the emotional content in the book, they felt they knew me well enough to open up about their stories. While we hurt differently because our experiences are different, our understanding of ...

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Book Review on The Lost Daughters Blog by Karen Picknell

Book Review on The Lost Daughters Blog by Karen Picknell

This has been quite an intense week that began with a book signing and was followed by a trip to Philly to attend a series of conferences.

My greatest joy upon returning was finding a review of Split at the Root on The Lost Daughters blog posted by Karen Pickell. Karen was also adopted and understood the conflicted experiences my book exposes. It is a real gift to see that my message is being accepted ...

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