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

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

MY ADOPTION STORY PT. 74 | OWNING MY IDENTITY AS A TRA

When someone is struggling with their self-worth and finding their place in the world, they are often met with the response, “Just own who you are.” This can be a challenge to everyone, but especially to adoptees who had their identities taken and replaced with another. Transracial adoption adds another layer because I not only … More MY ADOPTION STORY PT. 74 | OWNING MY IDENTITY AS A TRA

MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 73 | I have a Chinese, TRA sister

People always ask me about how it was having a Chinese, transracial adoptee as a sister. Parents wonder if they should adopt another child of the same race and/or ethnicity as their child. Having a Chinese adoptee as a sister was nice, but it didn’t magically solve all the issues with adoption and transracial adoption. … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 73 | I have a Chinese, TRA sister

Mask Musings

Yes, I recognize this entire situation is complicated. Yes, I realize people need to work to live. Vacations and parties are not excusable in my book. It’s been four months of quarantining, social distancing, and wearing a mask. And yet when I go on social media, my feeds are flooded with acquaintances traveling, visiting friends … More Mask Musings

MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 72 | Hitting Milestones as an Adoptee

Those big milestones are supposed to be really happy moments. For adoptees, they can be a bit more complicated. While I am also proud of my accomplishments and genuinely happy I have made it this far, there is always a part of me that wishes my first family could be there to witness these moments … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 72 | Hitting Milestones as an Adoptee

MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 71 | Sharing your story on social media

I’ve been sharing my story on social media for two and a half years now. It has been a lot of fun connecting with fellow advocates, but sharing on social media comes with its challenges too. All too often, people just tell you to cut everyone off that doesn’t accept your true self. What happens … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 71 | Sharing your story on social media

ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY

It’s a very special day — This blog turns one year old today! One year ago, I was dealing with one of the worst weeks of my life. I didn’t feel ready to share many of my thoughts on a platform that was linked to my name, but I knew I needed to write. Thus, … More ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY