Monthly Archives: May 2013

transracial placements and the colorblind mentality

As many of you know, last week, I made my blog public to friends and family via Facebook. The last few days have been full of preemptive phone calls and messages, to notify family of my doings and reassure them … Continue reading

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piercings, authenticity, and the search for an arab identity

I pierced my nose last November. As I reflect upon the last six months of aftercare, the small scar, and red skin surrounding the puncture wound that now sits at the center of my face adorning my left nostril, I … Continue reading

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racial disproportionality – a follow up

Today’s blogpost is a follow up to some information about racial disproportionality in child welfare, which gave a basic overview of the overrepresentation of certain racial and ethnic groups, specifically Black and Native American, but also in some circumstances Latino/a, … Continue reading

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some information about racial disroportionality in child welfare

In honor of National Foster Care Month, I’ve decided to post some links to information about the child welfare system in the US, in addition to some statistics that I think are important to know, but which are not well … Continue reading

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the years in between: memories of kinship care

I’m smiling so hard my face hurts. Three or four years old, looking up at the woman who squatted over and put her hands on her knees to speak to me. I think what she’s doing is funny. I bend … Continue reading

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Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption – Part II

I’m three chapters into “Outsiders Within” and wow, can I just say? This book speaks to my heart. Deeply, deeply. Things I’ve been too angry to say, things I’ve felt implicitly, but not known how to articulate. Things I was … Continue reading

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