Connect with Yourself After 2020

I sat at my desk, the warmth from the tears involuntarily rolling down my face almost comforting as I got more honest with myself than I had been in a long time, and answered her question directly. The moment hurt, but the pain passed almost as soon as the words had left my mouth—replaced by…

Unlocking Connection: Magic Words

My first baby had barely taken a breath before my worst nightmare was unfolding. Literally, she wasn’t breathing, and that was why I was missing out on the immediate skin-to-skin bonding touted by many as the golden standard motherhood rite of passage for attachment. Instead, I watched the NICU team whisk her away for monitoring,…

Oh, the Places We’ll Go!

I can still see the giant smiles on my students’ faces as I snapped their pictures on the playground equipment with a couple of giant, bright green and blue, polka dotted balloons. They were more than happy to spend their normal class time making silly faces and pretending to fly up into the sky with…

The Truth About Love

I can’t speak for every adopted kid, but I can tell you that I personally don’t remember a time without lies about love running through my head. They were elaborate, razor sharp, and welded a dark cage around my mind, heart, and soul before I even had a fair chance at fighting back. They shifted…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Jamie, and I’ve been navigating the spaces between whiteness and non-whiteness for as long as I can remember. I’m passionate about Jesus, justice, education, and supporting strong allies in the making. I speak truth in love here, and I don’t shy away from hard conversations. I love books, Thai food, mimosas, and loud music when I’m running.

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