Posted by: 지인 | 14 March 2008

New collaborative blog

Few things give me a deeper sense of pride, respect and admiration than seeing fellow trans- (-cultural, -racial, -national) adoptees put their heads together, organize, and do amazing things within our communities and subcommunities. Hats off to three fantastic Vietnamese adoptee writer-blogger-artist-activists for launching this new collaborative blog, Misplaced Baggage.

(Yoinked from Sume’s blog)

The first of its kind, Misplaced Baggage is the collaborative effort of three Vietnamese adult adoptees from diverse backgrounds. We were brought together through our interest in contributing to the Vietnamese adoptee community. Noticing a lack of critical representation, we came together to offer an alternate perspective on Vietnamese adoptee history and experience.

The title Misplaced Baggage is the brainchild of Anh Ðào Kolbe. Although it may hold a different meaning for each of us, collectively it represents our transient existence and the uncertainty through which we navigate.

Bravo to you three for using your talents and perspectives to give new shape to an underrepresented dimension of the dialogue on Vietnamese adoption. May you inspire many more to do the same.



  1. Thanks so much, Ji In. Your support means a lot to me personally. That part of history really should be told someday. There are some good lessons to learn from it. Much love to you and all my SH sisters.

    *wiping eyes

    Phew! It’s been a long time in coming, hasn’t it?

  2. *takes a bow* THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

  3. Thanks, Ji-In. It’s with great pride and sense of accomplishment that we can contribute to how the past, present and future of Vietnamese adoption is framed. I appreciate your support and your own unique voice.

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