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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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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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Indiana Birth Mothers – “Governor Pence Does Not Speak For Me”

In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, … Continue reading

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Indiana Adoptees Fight for Access to Birth Records

“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, … Continue reading

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I’d Rather Die On My Feet Than Live On My Knees

I simply cannot live on my knees.

Yes, most revolutionaries usually do end up dead from an untimely death. I don’t fancy myself to be that influential to be in that category, but I can stand up in my own little way in my own little life. And I hope that my life and my strength brings inspiration to others who are fighting injustice as well.

This is for all my warriors out there. Stand proud and stand tall.

And never, ever live on your knees
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Practical Ways to Promote a Healthy Racial Identity – College Addition

We send our kids out to college with a promise of a better life if they go.

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Wandering, Wandering in Hopeless Night

I’ll tell you this — No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn. Let me tell you about heartache and the loss of god Wandering, wandering in hopeless night Out here in the perimeter there are no … Continue reading

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Biological Privilege

Biological privilege is something akin to white privilege, but people rarely think or talk about it.  I mean, why would anyone think about the comfort that you have in knowing where your DNA comes from?  Why would anyone think twice … Continue reading

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Original Birth Certificates

My husband’s brother recently passed.  When he went back to his hometown for the services, he was able to reconnect with family, friends, sights and sounds of his hometown.  He was able to visit his father’s grave site for the … Continue reading

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