For Black Girls Like Me: A Conversation with Mariama Lockington

When I first stumbled upon Mariama Lockington's personal essay, "What a Black Woman Wishes Her Adoptive White Parents Knew," I felt an instant connection with her. I remember reading the essay, nodding at all the things that I could relate to as a transracial adoptee. "Yes," I murmured under my breath, "This is so good." … Continue reading For Black Girls Like Me: A Conversation with Mariama Lockington

Three Reasons Why You Should Read Eric Smith’s The Girl and the Grove

Growing up, I watched Free Willy a million times. My siblings and I memorized some of the lines and danced to the Michael Jackson soundtrack. One of the things I vividly remember is the scene when 12 year old Jesse throws a baseball through his foster parents' window. I immediately connected to Jesse's character. Being … Continue reading Three Reasons Why You Should Read Eric Smith’s The Girl and the Grove