Poetry Slam: Love and Loss

Rachel Rostad

I like poetry slams: the visceral energy, the passion, the manipulation of language. I admire those who are spoken word artists, because of the courage they show serving up their intimate thoughts in public.

Rachel Rostad is a freshman at Macalester College, and a member of their poetry slam team. She’s also a Korean adoptee. In this video, she delivers Adoption from the heart.

I heard about this video via two prominent game-changers in adoption thinking. Both are worth reading and contemplating: The Lost Daughters (a writing collaborative of women adopted as children, US and internationally) and Land of Gazillion Adoptees (adoptee-centric, highlighting experiences/expertise of adoptees in Minnesota and around the world). Be sure to check them out.

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