This summer on The Novel Endeavor, I decided to tackle representation and its importance in transracial adoption. Everyday, as my daughter grows, I see just how vital representation is as she wraps her mind around her world and tries to make sense of it. Previously, I introduced representation … [Read more...] about Representation and Transracial Adoption: Dismantling Stereotypes
Recently, I started a series on transracial adoption and I began with the necessity of representation. When I discuss “representation” in our Western culture, what I refer to is the ability to see minority figures portrayed in all walks of life. It is crucial for my little girl to see black women … [Read more...] about Representation: 4 Picture Books For Girls That We Love
Things changed when I became a mom through adoption. I looked at my brown baby girl and longed to see her in everything. Now, my eyes search and scour—my eyes range and rove—because representation matters. Seeing faces like hers is valuable and necessary. Recently, Aliana and I attended a … [Read more...] about What is Representation and How Can It Impact Transracial Adoption?
Transracial adoption is a hot topic within adoption circles and racial dialogues. Often, two sides quickly form—those in support of transracial adoption and those against. Both sides have the best interests of children at heart, but the conversation can quickly leave them behind as issues of … [Read more...] about Transracial Adoption: A Series on Learning
I am kicking off a new year of blogging by introducing you to me and my lovely family. This post, and others throughout the year, is a part of the Adoption Talk Link Up, a blogging community of adoptive families, adoptees, and birth parents sharing about adoption. Being a part of the Adoption Talk … [Read more...] about Adoption Talk: An Introduction to Me
It's November and that can only mean two things: it's National Adoption Awareness Month and it's time to get started on that Christmas shopping! Because adoption is near and dear to my heart, I'll be sharing posts throughout the month that give you a glimpse into my daily life as a mama through … [Read more...] about Gift Ideas for Waiting Families