My teaching philosophy: I believe child rearing is a communal effort. The famous Nigerian proverb states this well – “It takes a village to raise a child.” When entering in to a contractual agreement, I am aware that I am helping to raise our children. While teaching, I keep the Lebanese poet, Khalil Gibran’s words close to my heart: “Your children are not your children, they are the sons and the daughters of life’s longing for itself.”
Consultations: I have had numerous opportunities to provide workshops, trainings, and other forms of consultation to various individuals, professional organizations, adoption agencies, educational institutions, parent groups, adoptee groups, conference planners, and filmmakers. My expertise centers around the experiences of a transracial adoptee, racial justice and social psychology.
Workshop: Transracial Adoption: Unpacking The Quite Visible Black Knapsack. My interactive workshop encourages healthy and honest dialogue around the complexities and challenges inherent when building a family through transracial adoption. I stress an adoptee-centric perspective.
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