MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 77 | I DIDN’T HAVE THE LANGUAGE | NOT AN ADOPTEE’S RESPONSIBILITY

One of the most common forms of invalidation I see is, ‘My child hasn’t expressed these feelings so yours aren’t valid’. The problem with this is that it puts an immense amount of responsibility on children to educate themselves on racism and adoption trauma. People assume if a child doesn’t speak up about these things, … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 77 | I DIDN’T HAVE THE LANGUAGE | NOT AN ADOPTEE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Asian Fit Glasses

Just sharing my (not-so-new) discovery and love of Asian-Fit glasses. I knew these existed for years, but never actually invested in a pair. The ones offered didn’t appeal to me and many just had the adjustable nose pads. I was tired of being confined to specific styles just because my facial structure wasn’t the American … More Asian Fit Glasses

MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 76 | FEELING IN-BETWEEN

As a transracial adoptee, I had always felt in-between. Being torn between two families, cultures, races, and identities. It wasn’t until recently that I have started embracing feeling in-between and owning my identity as a Chinese, transracial adoptee. It has taken a lot of work, and it wasn’t always easy. In this video I discuss … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 76 | FEELING IN-BETWEEN

Sex and Vanity

3.5/5 stars To preface, going into this book I did not know this was a modern retelling of A Room with a View (E.M. Forster). I was excited to read this because I loved the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy and I wanted another fun, summer read that offered me Asian representation. I was satisfied for … More Sex and Vanity

MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 75 | YOU ASKED, I ANSWERED! | Q & A

You all submitted questions, and I am finally answering them! 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 … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 75 | YOU ASKED, I ANSWERED! | Q & A

Followers

4/5 stars It’s 2016 and Orla is a hopeful novelist who makes a living writing clickbait articles about celebrities. She soon meets Floss, a wannabe influencer, and the two hatch a plan to thrust Floss into the spotlight. Meanwhile in the year 2051, Marlow is living her life for her 12 million followers. As she … More Followers