Category Archives: Adoption resistance
This interview was conducted in 2012 for American Indian Adoptees [link to web site] via email exchange with Trace Hentz [link to blog]. I’ve been going back to this web site a lot this past year, now that I’m living … Continue reading
This is the full text of the presentation I delivered at the ASAC/AI Conference that took place in Oakland in October, 2018.
The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (ASAC) Conference will also be hosting a “Creative Writing Reading” session. I am happy and honored to report that my proposal here has also been accepted. OVERVIEW: Reading proposal • My proposal … Continue reading
The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (ASAC) Conference this year will feature sessions of The Adoption Initiative, which is usually a separate conference. I’ve been to both conferences in the past, have worked on the planning committee … Continue reading
This was my first piece for Land of Gazillion Adoptees [link to article] originally published in September, 2014.
Seest thou one who denies the Reckoning? Then such is he who harshly repulses the orphan…. —The Small Kindnesses, 107:1–3 We remain the repulsed, splinters, expelled from the body; the corpus surrounds us, englobes us, drives us out; it then … Continue reading
I am posting here a small excerpt from my proposal to the Asfari Institute entitled: Adoption in the Lebanese Context: Practices of Extirpation and Their Impact on Kinship, Community, Citizenship, and Identity. I’ve already expanded it into a full research … Continue reading
As adoptees, we are used to this drill. Adoptive parents, in a fit of what they believe to be enlightenment, deem themselves worthy of writing up our adoption experiences. These narratives are designed to be consumed by those of the … Continue reading