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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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318

A lot of you who know me, know that I put 318 on a lot of the things that I have on social media. and you may wonder why.  Or you may not care. But I’m gonna tell you anyway. … Continue reading

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Adoption, DNA and Social Justice

Colin Kaepernick recently hosted a Know Your Rights Youth Summit in the Bay Area where he gave DNA testing kits to the participants.  He explained that he had taken a DNA test that past summer and his connection strengthened to his … 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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Why Write?

For as long as I can remember, writing has been part of my life.  I have always had a notebook with me jot down my thoughts or ideas or just to process the world around me. Like most writers, I am … Continue reading

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Stuck In The Middle

The name of my blog is “Stuck in the Middle” in reference to the Stealer’s Wheels song “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.” When I first named … Continue reading

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“Same Time, Man, I Don’t Know You” – A Manifesto on Why This Adoptee Trusts No One

  As an adoptee, I have learned through my life that the only person I can really trust is me.  I have learned that the thought of having a “normal” family is but a fanciful dream.   I have learned … Continue reading

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Processing the “Racial” in Transracial Adoption

That’s not to say that I never knew that I was a Black woman either. Because being raised in racial isolation, one cannot help but to always know and be reminded that he or she is and always will be non-white. So, I always knew that I was Black, but it took years and years to figure out just exactly what being Black meant to me. So, that is why I identify first as an adoptee and second as a Black woman. 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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New Beginnings

So many roads I ‘ve traveled, so many roads I’ve known, all I want is one to lead me home. Continue reading

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