I hail from a small, rural town in southwest Virginia. A place with rolling farmland, mountain vistas, and the best biscuits and gravy you've ever eaten. Now I live in the capital, affectionately known as "RVA" to those of us that call this city home. We love our breweries, restaurants, and … [Read more...] about Join Me: Reflections on Charlottesville
Summer reading is winding down, y'all! I must admit, those classics are calling my name right about now—I have read so many newer books lately. Below you'll find some historical fiction, suspense, and parenting books on my list in August. Enjoy! He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly He Said/She … [Read more...] about Quick Lit: August Edition
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?
My summer reading has been superb thus far. I've read quite a few four and five star books, which is really remarkable when you consider all the books on the market these days. I've honed in on my favorite genres, authors, and reading mediums so that I don't have to make a lot of guesses when it … [Read more...] about Quick Lit: July Edition
She watched the world in front of her, the horizon line now impossible to discern, and thought that even when men were trying their best to become monsters, nature refused to give in. What was beyond her couldn’t be easily altered by human stupidity. (The Diplomat’s Daughter, Prologue) At its best, … [Read more...] about A Review: “The Diplomat’s Daugther”
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