Category Archives: Biographies

The Journey Home

In a couple weeks, I am about to embark on a journey of a lifetime. A journey that I honestly never even fathomed being on. A journey that I never even realized that I longed for. I call it my … Continue reading

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DNA Dreams Do Come True

After five years of searching and coming up against brick walls, my cousin, Toni Angelique Harrison, has finally found her biological father! For those who have not been following this story, or don’t know me, or haven’t read this blog; … Continue reading

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Reunion

But truth is better than a lie and knowledge is better than never knowing.  I will say that I am a very different person than who I was before reunion.  I am a colder and harder person. The trust that I might have had for people has slowly died.  I cut people out of my life without any thought or care.  Reunion has literally been that hard on my heart.  Continue reading

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Labels

I have always hated labels.  I have noticed that especially in the adoption world, there is a strong desire to label people’s stories, lives, or even their personality as either “happy” or “angry.”  Stories are labeled as either “positive” or” … Continue reading

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For some strange reason it had to be…. Tennessee

Take me to another place Take me to another land Make me forget all that hurts me Helps me understand your plan. Arrested Development’s Tennessee was one of them most popular songs of the summer when I moved to Tennessee. … Continue reading

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Truckin’… got my chips cashed in: the end to a life of racial ambiguity

There is a strangeness in being mixed race that one could never understood by a person who has never walked in our shoes. Most mixed race people have a racial ambiguity.  That is to say, people often say “what ARE … Continue reading

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Graduation – May 1992

Well four years of college came and went. And much like a famous Charles Dickens book, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time when I could get away from the racist … Continue reading

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Senior Year at UB

And although, I did not identify with them yet, I had broadened my understanding of what it meant to be a person of color. I learned that not all Black people were criminals who lived in the projects. There was Black middle class that sent their children to college, just like they did on the Cosby Show. It wasn’t just a fairy tale. Continue reading

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Summer 1991

The Words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenement halls and whispered in the sound of silence This is me and Jon at the senior ball in at UB which is thrown every year by the … Continue reading

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Grateful Dead

One of the my favorite things from when I was in college was going to Grateful Dead shows.  I was fortunate to go to college during the end of their touring days, when they sold out stadiums in the early … Continue reading

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