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I might be leaving this blog and making a new one. someone I know in real life followed me awhile ago and I thought I’d be fine “ignoring” them on here, but lately it’s gotten to be too much. I don’t like them seeing my blog or the idea of them getting information about me if I so choose to write about it on what’s supposed to be my PRIVATE blog. just some advice: if you find out someone you know has a blog and they tell you not to go looking for it out of respect for them, DON’T FUCKING GO LOOKING FOR IT. this was supposed to be my free space and for awhile now I’ve felt as if I can’t write anything on here. ok that’s all. if you want to keep following me just message me on here and I’ll send you my url when/if I make a new one.
Wreckless Eric || (I’d Go The) Whole Wide World (1977)
“Bring confortable clothing fit for physical activities”
186 photos of the sunset merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. I like the pattern in the clouds created from the interval between shots.
Nineteen-year-old Tarikuwa Lemma is a survivor, of an international adoption scandal. When she was 13, she was effectively sold from her native Ethiopia to an American family. The corrupt “adoption agency” convinced her father, who was a widow, that Tarikuwa and her younger sisters were headed to the U.S. as part of an educational exchange program, and that they would return home every summer and on holiday breaks. Little did he know, his daughters had been placed with adoptive couples in the U.S., never to return. Tarikuwa’s name was changed against her will, and she was forbidden by her American “family” from speaking her native language. The issue of transnational adoption, its evangelical Christian component, and the exploitation of communities that sometimes results, is the subject of the book, The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption by Kathryn Joyce, who appeared, along with Tarikuwa, on last Sunday’s “Melissa Harris Perry” show on MSNBC. Below is Tarikuwa’s satirical look at the “rescue” of children from her home country, to “better lives” in America.
Stop ‘Rescuing’ African Children Through Corrupt Adoptions
Tarikuwa Lemma appearing on Melissa Harris Perry Show April 28, 2013.
From The Grio — Nineteen-year…
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