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Some Thoughts About National Adoption Awareness Month

November 8, 2013

This year’s National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM) focuses on “Partnering for Permanency,” emphasizing “the partnerships necessary to create permanent connections for the 100,000 children and youth in foster care waiting for adoptive families.” While this is well and good, and appears to be child-focused for domestic adoption I’d like to see a far broader and […]

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Teen Prescription Drug Use and Abuse: Sharing Stories to Raise Awareness

September 12, 2013

I was honored to be part of an emotional, personal and powerful storytelling event for The Medicine Abuse Project during the evening of September 10th with ten other brave woman, and amazing writers: Janelle Hanchett Brandi Jeter-Riley Sherri Kuhn Heather King Lyz Lenz Lisa Page Rosenberg Alexandra Rosas Ellie Schoenberger Zakary Watson Melisa Wells The […]

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I Am Not Trayvon Martin

July 16, 2013

I hesitate to even begin to speak of this travesty, because I wasn’t there the night Trayvon was killed. I wasn’t present during the trial to listen to the facts and arguments of both sides. I wasn’t in the room while the jury deliberated, eventually handing down a “not guilty” verdict. Trayvon’s death has brought […]

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Somewhere Between: The Movie

December 6, 2012

Somewhere Between: What a perfect title for a movie that explores the intersection of identity formation, adoption, race, and family. The documentary touches on other core issues—grief, rejection and loss—as well. Ella Taylor, of NPR, says, “Somewhere Between is refreshingly free of the cloying, one-size-fits-all dogma that sometimes bedevils the adoption community.” Intimate and poignant, […]

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Trayvon Martin: An Opportunity for Introspection, Honesty and Dialogue

March 23, 2012

A senseless tragedy occurred on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, FL. However, we’ve just recently begun to learn about it. The specifics about what happened and when are still coming to light, but this much is known: 17 year-old Trayvon Martin is dead, killed by self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Trayvon caught the attention […]

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