#LivingLoudDC a Success!

From the Lost Daughters website…

Living Loud DC readers, emcee Kevin Haebeom Vollmers, and Amb. Susan Jacobs.  Photo from Amb. Jacobs.

Last night, a spirited collective of artists gathered together to bring the Living Loud DC event to life. And bring it to life they did. Nine incredible authors, 8 from lost daughters, delivered pieces from four different works (some published some never before read/heard) against the backdrop of the gorgeous Busboys and Poets (5th & K location) surrounded by the energizing sounds of Superior Cling, woven and connected by emcee Kevin Haebeom Vollmers, and powerfully introduced by Ambassador Susan Jacobs. We wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who brought this event together–and to provide links for anyone wanting to learn more about someone or something they saw at Living Loud DC.

Thank you to Kevin Haebeom Vollmers who initiated, connected, and planned this event, and for lending his humorous and captivating emcee skills.
Thank you to our partners for making the event possible, the Barker Foundation, Korean Focus, and Land of Gazillion Adoptees.
Thank you to Ambassador Susan Jacobs for your powerful introduction to this event and for valuing and supporting adoptee voices. Thank you to Kathy Sacco, Special Assistant to Special Advisor for Children’s Issues, for your help and support.

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Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace, Now Available!

I am proud to announce that Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace is now available in ebook format with print copies forthcoming, on Amazon.com.

This anthology, boasting nearly 30 Lost Daughters authors, was edited by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Julie Stromberg, Karen Pickell, and Jennifer Anastasi. It features a collection of writings aimed to bring readers the perspectives of adopted women and highlight their strength, resiliency, and wisdom.  We thank CQT Media and Publishing and Land of Gazillion Adoptees for publishing this incredible book.
The beautiful cover art of painted flowers was provided by Carlynne Hershberger. Proceeds from this anthology will be donated to a charity to be determined.
“Moving beyond racial, ethnic and professional silos frequently observed in adoption, Lost Daughters brings us together to witness the courage, strength and amazement of a diverse group of women who represent the true fabric of adoption.”  —Susan Harris O’Connor, MSW, National Speaker, Solo Performance Artist, Activist Author, The Harris Narratives: An Introspective Study of a Transracial Adoptee

“These are brave, strong essays written from the heart by talented, courageous women who pull no punches. Anyone not already familiar with the inner ramifications of being adopted to the adoptee will be blown away.” –Lorraine Dusky, first mother, author of Birthmark, founding board member of ALMA, and founder of [Birth Mother] First Mother Forum.

I thank Lost Daughters readers for their support, and our authors for their amazing contributions to this beautiful and powerful work.  Please visit the book listing at Amazon.com here.