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
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
When I launched The Novel Endeavor over a year ago I knew it would be a labor of love. With all the joys and responsibilities of motherhood, free time is at a premium. But, I reasoned that it was worth it to pursue my passions and to sharpen my craft of writing. There was value in living Life … [Read more...] about Book Review: “Life Creative”
Hello friends and fellow readers! I want to give you a heads up on an amazing book giveaway—Life Creative by Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart. I just finished the book this weekend and it was truly like a breath of fresh air for this creative mom! On Tuesday, I will post my review of the book, but go … [Read more...] about Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart’s ‘Life Creative’ Giveaway and Facebook Party