Mainstream media often has adoption plotlines that may or may not be very accurate. As an adoptee, I found The Handmaid’s Tale and Little Fires Everywhere to be the most prominent examples of adoption and adoption trauma. Both could also be triggering to view. I tried to think of more examples of adoption and adoption trauma, but couldn’t really find any. In this video, I discuss the need for representation for adoptees and the need for adoptees to be the ones creating this representation.
My videos are filmed and scheduled to publish weeks in advance. While I had the energy to discuss these topics then, I may be in a different place now. I don’t want any adoptee to feel like I am ignoring their connections. I just have to take care of myself as well.
For Lilly’s Entire Adoption Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdiBfpTw0hchlWKNWP476kUsffxX9yWFj