“I hated when attention was brought to my adoptee status. I was American, and that was all I wanted to be.”
We wanted our son to know his first mother. Was it the right choice?
“Can two girls named Mika exist at once? Would one have to be erased?”
I worried that my nephew considered it too late for reconnection.
“A disco bus is the most sensible transport option.”
“In moments like this, natural childbirth seems like magic to me.”
The email was proof that my biological father was looking for me.
When I hear the word “mama,” the ache in my chest belongs to my grandma.
“I have an insatiable appetite for photographs of people who look like me.”
“I’d wanted nothing more than to be a Korean person, to speak fluently, to adapt culturally.”
“I was born four years before Governor Rockefeller legalized abortion.”
“Telling our stories often means pushing past the easy platitudes.”
What kind of story would you like to write?
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