Adoption is not the most important fact about me, but it has been one of the most impactful aspects of my identity journey.
I was adopted from Zhejiang Province, China at 18 months old by my amazing family - my mom, older brother, two older sisters, and little sister - in New Mexico!
Fall 2020: If you had asked me about how I felt about adoption, I would have said that I was all good — that I felt pretty solid in my identity. Fast forward to Spring 2021, the Stop Asian Hate movement was quickly sweeping across the US and Canada. I felt so detached and ungrounded, with no one else to share these feelings with. It was shortly after this that I was sent the application to apply for The Park as a Digital Marketing Intern.