Author Archives: Daniel Drennan ElAwar

About Daniel Drennan ElAwar

Adoptee, rematriated.

Fiber Arts: Manifesto [Revised]

This manifesto was originally published as a blog post in May of 2021; it has been updated and revised now that I’ve been back into the fiber arts for a few years. The “manifesto” as such in terms of material … Continue reading

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little did u know (part 2)

The little did u know podcast is produced by Matthew Charles, transracial adoptee, poet, and activist. I had the great pleasure of conversing with Matthew Zoom-wise for a few hours, and those conversations resulted in the current podcast as well … Continue reading

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Adoptee, represent!

At the Adoption Initiative Conference in 2018 in Oakland, I presented a paper entitled: “Resisting Extirpation: Revolutionary Adoption Activism” [link to PDF ➤]. In the paper I discussed the fact that 10 percent of Korean adoptees in the United States … Continue reading

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little did u know (part 1)

The little did u know podcast is produced by Matthew Charles, transracial adoptee, poet, and activist. I had the great pleasure of conversing with Matthew Zoom-wise for a few hours, and those conversations resulted in the current podcast and the … Continue reading

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Salaam Beanie

This design started out as a search for a knitted version of a ṭāqīyah—referred to in other languages from within the faith as an ’araqchin, kufi, kap, or topi. After a dozen or so prototypes I settled on this design, … Continue reading

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Adoption Initiative Conference 2022

The Evolution of Adoption Practice: Activist and Community Perspectives Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2022 Registration is now open. Keynote speakers and panelists: https://adoptioninitiative.dryfta.com/78-keynote-speakers Scheduled presentations and panels: https://adoptioninitiative.dryfta.com/program-schedule Purchase Tickets  To register for this conference, please fill out … Continue reading

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Graphic Liberation! A conversation with Josh MacPhee

From the web site for the Justseeds Artists’ Co-operative: This conversation I had with Daniel Drennan ElAwar (from Jamaa Al-Yad Artists’ Collective) took place over zoom on September 29th, 2021. It is part of an ongoing series of conversations I’ve … Continue reading

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Fiber Arts: “To Oakland With Love” Exhibition

I am honored to have been asked to participate in an exhibition of fiber arts at the Pro Arts Commons/Gallery in Oakland. My work will represent knitting done while sitting vigil waiting to hear word from friends and family in … Continue reading

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My Vigil [Full Transcript]

JRR Kinsey, who oversees the Blood’s Call: Online Journal & Podcast and who interviewed me recently [link to interview ➤], asked me to contribute an audio piece to an artists’ web site produced by Ming Studios [link to site ➤]. … Continue reading

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My Vigil: An Audiocast

JRR Kinsey, who oversees the Blood’s Call: Online Journal & Podcast and who interviewed me recently [link to interview ➤], asked me to contribute an audio piece to an artists’ web site produced by Ming Studios [link to site ➤]. … Continue reading

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