It's been far too long since I've posted on my blog! I'm thinking about migrating to my own domain, but until that happens I have some awesome news: I'm going to be discussing adoption, race, and identity with The New York Times for their weekly #RaceNYT Facebook Live chat tonight!
My sincerest thanks to the person who shared the NYT submission form for adoption stories back in December on Facebook—I was chosen out of dozens and dozens of submissions. Obviously I’m feeling excited and honored, but also nervous about carrying the weight of representing Chinese adoptees to a global audience of hundreds, potentially thousands. Though I can only speak to my own story, I told reporter Rachel Swarns that being part of the China's Children International Facebook group has provided instrumental support in the last few months.
To stream the chat, visit https://www.facebook.com/nytimes at 9:00 pm EST and open the live video.
If you're on Twitter, join the conversation with the hashtag #RaceNYT and hit me up @Nicolewhaat (click for the link)! You can also contribute and share your input with reporter Rachel Swarns on Twitter here.
I'm so proud for this opportunity to share my adoptee story and amplify our complex, diverse, and growing community. Thanks for your support, and see you online tonight!