“The struggle to be seen”

AKA-SF member and author Jessica Sun Lee recently wrote a powerful essay on her personal blog, titled “Adoptee Ego and the Struggle to be Seen.” With her permission, we wanted to share an excerpt with you today (you can read the full version on her site, here): For many us, our adoption experiences are key components of our identities. Non-adopted…

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Feature on KAD (and farmer!) Kristyn Leach

Local San Franciscans may be familiar with the restaurants Namu Gaji, Namu Street Food, and Namu Stonepot, but were you familiar with Namu Farm? Located in Winters, California, the farm grows a large amount of the produce used at the restaurant, including unique Korean veggie varieties. Namu Farm’s lead farmer is Kristyn Leach, a Korean adoptee from Long Island. Great…

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KAtCH 2018: Two attendees share their perspective

In late September, Korean Adoptees of Chicago (KAtCH) and the International Korean Adoptee Association (IKAA) held their annual gathering in Chicago (we mentioned it back here!). This year’s conference had the theme of Creating Community, Catalyzing Change. We asked two AKA-SF members to share their experiences from the conference, with one interesting twist for each: our first member, Leslie, has…

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