Tag Archives: White privilege

lessons from a sitcom – a post about hair

Hair is a loaded topic. Some say hair is a woman’s pride. Others, her crown. Some weeks ago, while catching up on episodes of Grey’s Anatomy – I was reminded of my own hair travails when I saw this: For … Continue reading

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origins of a blog and some thoughts about privilege

I attended my last class session in the University of Washington School of Social Work on Saturday. Having made multiple commitments outside of school, I decided to take only one course this quarter, one I’d been waiting to take since … Continue reading

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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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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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