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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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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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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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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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Starbucks, Income Disparity and People of Color

We need to wake up here in America and demand better accountability, better understanding and just better treatment of all workers. Labor has value. Stop saying that a person who works has “no desirable skills.” Once we stop valuing our workers, we have lost the race. We have all become slaves. 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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