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AKA Adoptee Forum | Our Words: A Writing & Expression Workshop

  • Women Make Movies 115 W 29th, Suite 1200 New York, New York 10001 (map)
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Healing Through Writing the Unsaid

Our voices matter, yet are often silenced by adoption and/or whiteness and sometimes this occurs within our own adoptive families. Through writing & discussion, we’ll reflect on our journeys as adopted people of color and how we navigate our identities. You’ll have the opportunity to share your writing with others in the workshop if you so choose (sharing is optional).  No writing experience necessary.

WHO: Anyone who identifies as an adopted person of color, indigenous adopted person, or as a racially ambiguous adopted person (18 yrs. and older)
WHEN: Monday September 17th 6:45pm - 8:45pm
WHERE: Women Make Movies, 115 W 29th, Suite 1200, New York, New York 10001
COST: FREE for members; $5 suggested donation for non-members
BRING: your own writing materials - paper, notebook, journal and pens, pencils
* your own beverages and snacks - writing can make you hungry!
* an open mind and heart - your voice matters.
RSVP: email Bianca Kuijper to RSVP and for questions

Julayne Lee is an overseas adopted Korean American. She is a Las Dos Brujas Writers’ Workshop and VONA alum. She has been published by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Weekly, The Nervous Breakdown and Korean Quarterly. Julayne has read her poetry throughout the U.S. and in Seoul, South Korea. Her first collection of poetry Not My White Savior (March 2018, Rare Bird Books).

*** The purpose of Also-Known-As adoptee forums are to create a confidential and safe space for adoptees to discuss personal topics. These forums are only open to adoptees. While we welcome community supporters, friends, and families of adoptees to many of our events, our forums are closed to non-adoptees. ***