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Reconciling our identities

The New York Times recently featured a photo essay (alongside audio interviews) of Asian adoptees and their experiences growing up in white families. You can check it out here! From the Times: After [photographer] Mengwen Cao moved to New York from China, she started to feel like she was straddling two different worlds. To her friends and family back home,…

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“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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