Bonita, Bonita, Bonita

I have wanted to be beautiful for as long as I can remember. Ironically cursed with severe acne as an adolescent, I was used to teachers that, during roll call, would chuckle at their amazing propensity for Spanish and ask: Do you know what Bonita means? Numbly, I would nod my head and pray toContinue reading “Bonita, Bonita, Bonita”

All the Light Within Part III: Bonita

In the past few years, it has become increasingly important for me to connect with other transracial adoptees. In the wake of reconnecting with my biological mother two years ago, I have found comfort and solace in the shared connection of the transracial adoption experience, and a renewed commitment to amplifying the adoptee voice utilizingContinue reading “All the Light Within Part III: Bonita”

All the Light Within Part II: Jasmine

All the Light Within Part II: Jasmine In the past few years, it has become increasingly important for me to connect with other transracial adoptees. In the wake of reconnecting with my biological mother two years ago, I have found comfort and solace in the shared connection of the transracial adoption experience, and a renewedContinue reading “All the Light Within Part II: Jasmine”