Dear Adoptive Parents: Please Stop Celebrating Gotcha Day

Everyday, I hit the ground running.

I was adopted transracially as a baby and I’ve been fighting to reclaim myself since. Imperialism, Orientalism, Racism, the Patriarch, and Colonization have been and continue to be major themes in my life.

Tomorrow is August 15, Korean Liberation Day. We will celebrate our historic independence from Japanese colonization. Last week, August 7, was my Gotcha Day. It was named this by some White people who thought it was a sweet way to reminisce and celebrate their adopting…

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Bree Yoo Sun Jung, 정 유선

Bree Yoo Sun Jung, 정 유선

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Mother. Artist. Healer. EO of Wonhwa Warriors, LLC & Top Writer in Racism, Feminism. “Narratives for collective liberation.”