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Bad habits are good to break! I carry this cup with me all the time now. It means that I can enjoy the odd cup of tea or coffee at work without adding to the rubbish mountains. Worldwide, most take-away cups are not being recycled. Millions and gazillions of 'em...

2018-09-20 12:57   14 1

 

Bad habits are good to break! I carry this cup with me all the time now. It means that I can enjoy the odd cup of tea or coffee at work without adding to the rubbish mountains. Worldwide, most take-away cups are not being recycled. Millions and gazillions of 'em...

But first here is another wave of animated imagery from our last collaboration with @liminalcaravan ... see two part teaser video on profile.

Repost from @dmt_fm - We are flowing forward towards presenting our collaborations with more and more amazing and full hearted artists. Artists from across rivers and over the seas.

We are excited to be opening to the directions of Mongolia, Indonesia, Zimbabwe and the Solomons! 🌴🌵🌴
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 #newhorizons #collaborations #collab #musicianfamily #artistsforchange #musicismedicine #chooselove #makemusic #overseas #solomonsisland #solomons #indonesia #mongolia #zimbabwe #bridgingwisdom #musicasmeditation

2018-09-19 16:09   51 0

 

But first here is another wave of animated imagery from our last collaboration with @liminalcaravan ... see two part teaser video on profile. Repost from @dmt_fm - We are flowing forward towards presenting our collaborations with more and more amazing and full hearted artists. Artists from across rivers and over the seas. We are excited to be opening to the directions of Mongolia, Indonesia, Zimbabwe and the Solomons! 🌴🌵🌴 . . . #newhorizons #collaborations #collab #musicianfamily #artistsforchange #musicismedicine #chooselove #makemusic #overseas #solomonsisland #solomons #indonesia #mongolia #zimbabwe #bridgingwisdom #musicasmeditation

Just because my path is different than most doesn't mean I'm lost. ✌💜🦄🧚‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧝‍♀️😘
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Photo: @rodel.querubin 
Model: @irrelephant95 
Bodypaint: @avaadore___ 
Hair: @casandral90
Makeup: @lgunn000 and @neboskorich
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 #art #artforchange #artempowerschange #artiseverywhere #artistsforchange #artist #bodypaint #paint #rainbow #rainbows #rainbowsplatter #splatterpaint #model #modeling #portfolio #modelingportfolio  #windinherhair #colorful #bodypositive #nudeart #empower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #trynewthings #makeupartist #makeup #muah  #beauty #power #portrait #inspire

2018-09-18 17:18   160 17

 

Just because my path is different than most doesn't mean I'm lost. ✌💜🦄🧚‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧝‍♀️😘 . . . . . Photo: @rodel.querubin Model: @irrelephant95 Bodypaint: @avaadore___ Hair: @casandral90 Makeup: @lgunn000 and @neboskorich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #art #artforchange #artempowerschange #artiseverywhere #artistsforchange #artist #bodypaint #paint #rainbow #rainbows #rainbowsplatter #splatterpaint #model #modeling #portfolio #modelingportfolio #windinherhair #colorful #bodypositive #nudeart #empower #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #trynewthings #makeupartist #makeup #muah #beauty #power #portrait #inspire

We'd like to say a special thank you to Jen at @fidoodle. Fidoodle make children's toys from natural and sustainable materials, and Jen has kindly offered to support us by donating 10% of Fidoodle's profits to The Flying Seagull Project!⠀
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We love this way of sharing the gift of play with vulnerable and marginalised children. Play is our universal language, and all children should have a right to express themselves this way. Thank you for standing with us, Fidoodle!⠀
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 #repost #makeart #notforprofit #giveback #artistsforchange #humanrights #refugees #happinessmatters

2018-09-18 15:16   137 2

 

We'd like to say a special thank you to Jen at @fidoodle. Fidoodle make children's toys from natural and sustainable materials, and Jen has kindly offered to support us by donating 10% of Fidoodle's profits to The Flying Seagull Project!⠀ ⠀ We love this way of sharing the gift of play with vulnerable and marginalised children. Play is our universal language, and all children should have a right to express themselves this way. Thank you for standing with us, Fidoodle!⠀ ⠀ #repost #makeart #notforprofit #giveback #artistsforchange #humanrights #refugees #happinessmatters

The injustice and horror of Botham Shem Jean's murder is stuck in my mind - can you imagine not being safe from police violence even in your own home? There is no excuse for his killer's actions and every attempt to excuse what she did/investigate *his* character is an example of the racism and cruelty that #BlackLivesMatter aims to eradicate. I wanted to do a portrait of Botham Jean both to remember him and to highlight the injustice of what happened to him.
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 #bothamshemjean #bothamjean #whywekneel #blm #takeaknee #policereform #nojusticenopeace #endpoliceviolence #policeaccountability #socialjustice #antiracism #digitalartist #digitalpainting #digitalart #adobe #adobesketch #artforchange #artistsforchange #artistsforprogress #artactivism #socialjusticeart

2018-09-17 16:53   29 3

 

The injustice and horror of Botham Shem Jean's murder is stuck in my mind - can you imagine not being safe from police violence even in your own home There is no excuse for his killer's actions and every attempt to excuse what she did/investigate *his* character is an example of the racism and cruelty that #BlackLivesMatter aims to eradicate. I wanted to do a portrait of Botham Jean both to remember him and to highlight the injustice of what happened to him. . . . #bothamshemjean #bothamjean #whywekneel #blm #takeaknee #policereform #nojusticenopeace #endpoliceviolence #policeaccountability #socialjustice #antiracism #digitalartist #digitalpainting #digitalart #adobe #adobesketch #artforchange #artistsforchange #artistsforprogress #artactivism #socialjusticeart

For all my brave sisters, who are tired of being ignored, and are tired of playing it small. Don't hide who you are, just to play it safe. Shine that light, from within. Keep fighting for what you believe in, and keep using your voice for change, even when it feels hopeless, or even dangerous. The world needs you, and so do I. #activism365 #beauty #truth #shineyourlight #beyoutiful #bewhoyouare #beyourself #livingyourbestlife #artist #artistsforchange #keepupthefight #istandforwomen #environmentaljustice #economicjustice #affordablehousing #revolution #socialchange #awakened #yesonprop10 #yestotheparisagreement #equalrightsamendment #equality #equalpay #parisagreement #rentistoodamnhigh #sanfranciscoartist #housingjustice #sanfranciscoisforeveryone #sanfranciscoismyhome #wearethe99

2018-09-17 02:11   40 1

 

For all my brave sisters, who are tired of being ignored, and are tired of playing it small. Don't hide who you are, just to play it safe. Shine that light, from within. Keep fighting for what you believe in, and keep using your voice for change, even when it feels hopeless, or even dangerous. The world needs you, and so do I. #activism365 #beauty #truth #shineyourlight #beyoutiful #bewhoyouare #beyourself #livingyourbestlife #artist #artistsforchange #keepupthefight #istandforwomen #environmentaljustice #economicjustice #affordablehousing #revolution #socialchange #awakened #yesonprop10 #yestotheparisagreement #equalrightsamendment #equality #equalpay #parisagreement #rentistoodamnhigh #sanfranciscoartist #housingjustice #sanfranciscoisforeveryone #sanfranciscoismyhome #wearethe99

Growing up in this limbo space, the space between two places you don’t recognize, yet so far from what you don’t even know how to identify as familiar — this is a scary place. And you don’t quite understand why until you’ve worked through the trauma of adoption itself, and even then, it’s a continual work in progress; a lifelong journey of healing. 
It is only when we acknowledge these things and be validated in them that we can truly begin to heal.♥️
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 #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #truthheals #justlisten #primalwound #trauma #awareness #adoptioneducation #motherbaby #motherloss #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #emotionalintelligence #empathy #compassion #speakyourtruth #greatergood #socialcause #ptsd #singersongwriter #recordingartist #traumarecovery #bethechange #spreadlove #spreadhealing #artistsforchange #theswanproject #fereraswan

2018-09-14 13:15   62 3

 

Growing up in this limbo space, the space between two places you don’t recognize, yet so far from what you don’t even know how to identify as familiar — this is a scary place. And you don’t quite understand why until you’ve worked through the trauma of adoption itself, and even then, it’s a continual work in progress; a lifelong journey of healing. It is only when we acknowledge these things and be validated in them that we can truly begin to heal.♥️ . . #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #truthheals #justlisten #primalwound #trauma #awareness #adoptioneducation #motherbaby #motherloss #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #emotionalintelligence #empathy #compassion #speakyourtruth #greatergood #socialcause #ptsd #singersongwriter #recordingartist #traumarecovery #bethechange #spreadlove #spreadhealing #artistsforchange #theswanproject #fereraswan

Absolutely love these guys! Such amazing energy and sweetness - can’t wait to bring on #cardboardstage with these lovelies ❤️

2018-09-12 21:57   86 3

 

Absolutely love these guys! Such amazing energy and sweetness - can’t wait to bring on #cardboardstage with these lovelies ❤️

Steady pace and sure foot towards presenting our collaborations with more and more amazing and full hearted artists. Artists from across rivers and seas.

We are excited to be opening to the directions of Mongolia, Indonesia, Zimbabwe and the Solomons! 🌿🌴🌿
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 #streetart #mullum #soundengineering #bassist #muso #beyourownleader #leadtheway
 #newhorizons #collaborations #collab #musicianfamily #artistsforchange #musicismedicine #chooselove #makemusic #overseas #solomon #indonesia #mongolia #zimbabwe #bridgingwisdom #musicasmeditation

2018-09-11 03:14   41 0

 

Steady pace and sure foot towards presenting our collaborations with more and more amazing and full hearted artists. Artists from across rivers and seas. We are excited to be opening to the directions of Mongolia, Indonesia, Zimbabwe and the Solomons! 🌿🌴🌿 . . . #streetart #mullum #soundengineering #bassist #muso #beyourownleader #leadtheway #newhorizons #collaborations #collab #musicianfamily #artistsforchange #musicismedicine #chooselove #makemusic #overseas #solomon #indonesia #mongolia #zimbabwe #bridgingwisdom #musicasmeditation

We are flowing forward towards presenting our collaborations with more and more amazing and full hearted artists. Artists from across rivers and over the seas.

We are excited to be opening to the directions of Mongolia, Indonesia, Zimbabwe and the Solomons! 🌴🌵🌴
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 #newhorizons #collaborations #collab #musicianfamily #artistsforchange #musicismedicine #chooselove #makemusic #overseas #solomonsisland #solomons #indonesia #mongolia #zimbabwe #bridgingwisdom #musicasmeditation

2018-09-10 05:15   34 1

 

We are flowing forward towards presenting our collaborations with more and more amazing and full hearted artists. Artists from across rivers and over the seas. We are excited to be opening to the directions of Mongolia, Indonesia, Zimbabwe and the Solomons! 🌴🌵🌴 . . . #newhorizons #collaborations #collab #musicianfamily #artistsforchange #musicismedicine #chooselove #makemusic #overseas #solomonsisland #solomons #indonesia #mongolia #zimbabwe #bridgingwisdom #musicasmeditation

@paulahenderson222 has a leg in every social movement for the sake of all that is pure and just - always kicking ass too! We had some serious conversations recently about not being intimidated by injustices that unequivocally need the revealing light of active artists feet to dig in deeper... I was confident we were only talking but she was literal all along 😅 ✔️ #letsgo #talkischeap 
Congrats on the new opening! Really “beautiful” work! You have an aesthetic for making very ugly and dark social conversations look so pretty and inviting! Is that a good thing? 🤓

@lindawarrenprojects #groundwork (s) provokes new thoughts and poses more questions- are we ready for the answers? 
 #legup #chicago #chicagoartist #chicagolife #artshow #artscene #shakers #movers #thoughts #artperspective #artistsoninstagram #saic #art #artprofessor #mentors #supportartists #supportart #explore #socialjustice #arts #artists  #artistsforchange #openings

2018-09-09 02:25   42 5

 

@paulahenderson222 has a leg in every social movement for the sake of all that is pure and just - always kicking ass too! We had some serious conversations recently about not being intimidated by injustices that unequivocally need the revealing light of active artists feet to dig in deeper... I was confident we were only talking but she was literal all along 😅 ✔️ #letsgo #talkischeap Congrats on the new opening! Really “beautiful” work! You have an aesthetic for making very ugly and dark social conversations look so pretty and inviting! Is that a good thing 🤓 @lindawarrenprojects #groundwork (s) provokes new thoughts and poses more questions- are we ready for the answers #legup #chicago #chicagoartist #chicagolife #artshow #artscene #shakers #movers #thoughts #artperspective #artistsoninstagram #saic #art #artprofessor #mentors #supportartists #supportart #explore #socialjustice #arts #artists #artistsforchange #openings

I always feel so victorious when I survive shopping alone at Costco. I exit the store and I can BREATHE. 
I have a love/hate relationship with grocery shopping alone. All things are always better when done with my husband, so when you have OCD like me or when you feel emotions for inanimate objects and/or imagine what they’re feeling — this can be an absolute nightmare!!!!😩😭
(he turns my OCD into a fun thing when we shop together so it’s less scary)
Picking an item can be so anxiety provoking (is this ‘the one’?!🤔)
Also, I don’t want the others to feel left out and sometimes I end up buying two of what I don’t need.🤭😬
...but I made it through today and even carried all the groceries up in one trip, yaaaayyyy!!!
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I’m sure there’s someone that can relate?
If not, well, good — I’m even more weird than you probably already thought.🤪
HAPPY FRIDAY!!!😎♥️
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 #happyfriday #ocd #ocdissues #embraceyourjourney #loveyourstory #truthheals #justlisten #adoptee #adoption #ptsd #trauma #adoptionstory #universalstory #adoptioneducation #spreadawareness #spreadhealing #spreadlove #greatergood #socialcause #mentalhealth #emotionalintelligence #empathy #compassion #artistsforchange #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingartist #composer #fereraswan

2018-09-08 00:21   42 10

 

I always feel so victorious when I survive shopping alone at Costco. I exit the store and I can BREATHE. I have a love/hate relationship with grocery shopping alone. All things are always better when done with my husband, so when you have OCD like me or when you feel emotions for inanimate objects and/or imagine what they’re feeling — this can be an absolute nightmare!!!!😩😭 (he turns my OCD into a fun thing when we shop together so it’s less scary) Picking an item can be so anxiety provoking (is this ‘the one’!🤔) Also, I don’t want the others to feel left out and sometimes I end up buying two of what I don’t need.🤭😬 ...but I made it through today and even carried all the groceries up in one trip, yaaaayyyy!!! . I’m sure there’s someone that can relate If not, well, good — I’m even more weird than you probably already thought.🤪 HAPPY FRIDAY!!!😎♥️ . . #happyfriday #ocd #ocdissues #embraceyourjourney #loveyourstory #truthheals #justlisten #adoptee #adoption #ptsd #trauma #adoptionstory #universalstory #adoptioneducation #spreadawareness #spreadhealing #spreadlove #greatergood #socialcause #mentalhealth #emotionalintelligence #empathy #compassion #artistsforchange #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingartist #composer #fereraswan

 #Repost @fereraswan
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I love my new shirt so much. 
It’s so empowering to wear and a powerful reminder for all who read it. 
You are not a burden, my friends.♥️
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(available at @awear_shop)
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 #youarenotaburden #fereraswanmerch #fereraswan #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #truthheals #justlisten #loveyourstory #bepartofthestory #whataboutourstory #adoptionawareness #adoptioneducation #adoptiontruths #ptsd #trauma #primalwound #motherloss #motherbaby #greatergood #speakyourtuth #newmusic #artistsforchange #recordingartist #singersongwriter #mentalhealth #empathy #compassion

2018-09-07 18:22   33 2

 
It’s just me and there’s no wrong or right, but I personally prefer using the word ‘supporters’ over followers, as you’ve been a part of this journey with me.♥️
As an adoptee who had two names before my name was ultimately changed, there was a lot of emotion & meaning behind the decision to create my new artist name as of just 7 months ago. It feels like I’ve had this name my whole life, and I feel like it’s truly my own.
Thank you sincerely to all who have been here these past 7 months and counting - lots of exciting things coming soon that I can’t wait to share with you!😍
I know 500 supporters isn’t a whole lot, but knowing I had 0 when I had to create brand new accounts at the beginning of the year makes me smile, and the genuine friendships I’ve built along the way are worth even more.🙏🏼♥️
I deeply appreciate your support both musically & in spreading awareness & healing towards a greater, more powerful story unfolding around us.🌌♥️
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 #thankyou #gratitude #embraceyourjourney #loveyourstory #truthheals #justlisten #adoptee #adoption #ptsd #trauma #adoptionstory #universalstory #adoptioneducation #spreadawareness #spreadhealing #spreadlove #greatergood #socialcause #mentalhealth #emotionalintelligence #empathy #compassion #artistsforchange #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingartist #composer #theswanproject #fereraswan

2018-09-07 16:55   49 7

 

It’s just me and there’s no wrong or right, but I personally prefer using the word ‘supporters’ over followers, as you’ve been a part of this journey with me.♥️ As an adoptee who had two names before my name was ultimately changed, there was a lot of emotion & meaning behind the decision to create my new artist name as of just 7 months ago. It feels like I’ve had this name my whole life, and I feel like it’s truly my own. Thank you sincerely to all who have been here these past 7 months and counting - lots of exciting things coming soon that I can’t wait to share with you!😍 I know 500 supporters isn’t a whole lot, but knowing I had 0 when I had to create brand new accounts at the beginning of the year makes me smile, and the genuine friendships I’ve built along the way are worth even more.🙏🏼♥️ I deeply appreciate your support both musically & in spreading awareness & healing towards a greater, more powerful story unfolding around us.🌌♥️ • • #thankyou #gratitude #embraceyourjourney #loveyourstory #truthheals #justlisten #adoptee #adoption #ptsd #trauma #adoptionstory #universalstory #adoptioneducation #spreadawareness #spreadhealing #spreadlove #greatergood #socialcause #mentalhealth #emotionalintelligence #empathy #compassion #artistsforchange #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingartist #composer #theswanproject #fereraswan

I love my new shirt so much. 
It’s so empowering to wear and a powerful reminder for all who read it. 
You are not a burden, my friends.♥️
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(available at @awear_shop)
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 #youarenotaburden #fereraswanmerch #fereraswan #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #truthheals #justlisten #loveyourstory #bepartofthestory #whataboutourstory #adoptionawareness #adoptioneducation #adoptiontruths #ptsd #trauma #primalwound #motherloss #motherbaby #greatergood #speakyourtuth #newmusic #artistsforchange #recordingartist #singersongwriter #mentalhealth #emotionalintelligence #empathy #compassion

2018-09-07 03:04   53 1

 
This is so very important, and I can’t say it enough.
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“Support” is a two-way street. 
Every voice matters. Every story matters. I will listen to yours just as intently as I share mine.
We can’t approach others in the adoption community (or any community, for that matter) like we are the only ones who have suffered. We have all suffered, and we all suffer differently. 
We can’t promote our own cause without being willing to listen to other perspectives and respond with grace. 
How about replacing “I don’t agree” with “help me understand.”
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Being curious about another’s pain is healing both for ourselves and for the other person.
Love can’t truly live where there’s a wrong or a right, so if not love, what are you really trying to promote? Because only love heals.♥️
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 #empathy #curiosity #compassion #loveistheanswer #onlylovewins #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #loveyourstory #truthheals #justlisten #primalwound #motherbaby #motherloss #familyseparation #familypreservation #adoptioneducation #adoptionawareness #adoptiontruths #ptsd #trauma #recordingartist #musician #singersongwriter #ptsd #socialcause #artistsforchange #theswanproject #fereraswan

2018-09-06 15:00   52 3

 

This is so very important, and I can’t say it enough. . “Support” is a two-way street. Every voice matters. Every story matters. I will listen to yours just as intently as I share mine. We can’t approach others in the adoption community (or any community, for that matter) like we are the only ones who have suffered. We have all suffered, and we all suffer differently. We can’t promote our own cause without being willing to listen to other perspectives and respond with grace. How about replacing “I don’t agree” with “help me understand.” . Being curious about another’s pain is healing both for ourselves and for the other person. Love can’t truly live where there’s a wrong or a right, so if not love, what are you really trying to promote Because only love heals.♥️ . . #empathy #curiosity #compassion #loveistheanswer #onlylovewins #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #loveyourstory #truthheals #justlisten #primalwound #motherbaby #motherloss #familyseparation #familypreservation #adoptioneducation #adoptionawareness #adoptiontruths #ptsd #trauma #recordingartist #musician #singersongwriter #ptsd #socialcause #artistsforchange #theswanproject #fereraswan

I dislike how most popular songs are about hetero lovers. It creates a false reality where finding love should make you feel complete. So people end up spending their lives searching for happiness from other people instead of themselves. I love @fereraswan’s song today because she sang it about losing her biological mother for the second time. 💔 She actively holds space for adoptees to feel their trauma, their loss, and struggles with PTSD from being adopted. 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸
 #Repost @fereraswan with @get_repost
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My birth mother's 51st birthday was two days ago. I've been thinking of her a lot...and really feeling this cover I did more than ever. A few of you know the story of what happened for her & I to lose each other a second time and I haven't quite shared it in its entirety, but in time, I will.♥️
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(full video via link in profile to Facebook/YouTube)
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 #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #reunion #motherloss #motherbaby #primalwound #motherbabyseparation #awareness #trauma #ptsd #truthheals #justlisten #flipthescript #mentalhealth #emotionalhealing #loveyourstory #bepartofthestory #ourstory #embraceyourjourney #speakyourtruth #singyourtruth #musician #recordingartist #recordingstudio #singersongwriter #artistsforchange #fereraswan

2018-09-05 15:00   48 3

 

I dislike how most popular songs are about hetero lovers. It creates a false reality where finding love should make you feel complete. So people end up spending their lives searching for happiness from other people instead of themselves. I love @fereraswan’s song today because she sang it about losing her biological mother for the second time. 💔 She actively holds space for adoptees to feel their trauma, their loss, and struggles with PTSD from being adopted. 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸 #Repost @fereraswan with @get_repost ・・・ My birth mother's 51st birthday was two days ago. I've been thinking of her a lot...and really feeling this cover I did more than ever. A few of you know the story of what happened for her & I to lose each other a second time and I haven't quite shared it in its entirety, but in time, I will.♥️ . (full video via link in profile to Facebook/YouTube) . #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #reunion #motherloss #motherbaby #primalwound #motherbabyseparation #awareness #trauma #ptsd #truthheals #justlisten #flipthescript #mentalhealth #emotionalhealing #loveyourstory #bepartofthestory #ourstory #embraceyourjourney #speakyourtruth #singyourtruth #musician #recordingartist #recordingstudio #singersongwriter #artistsforchange #fereraswan

A true privilege to call @taijiterasaki one of my dearest friends, collaborators and trailblazing creatives. The thing I value most about our friendship is we always encourage each other to ideate and dream gigantic - whether in art, business or community change. Very excited for the launch of his new initiative, @terasakiconservancy and his ongoing commitment to art as a vehicle for impactful change. Congrats on the closing of “Generations of Immigrants” and mahalo piha to the inspiring panelists who shared with us last night their stories and experiences with warmth, honesty and vulnerability. Have not been so moved by a panel in a very long time. #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #artistsforchange #remembertovote #artactivism #terasakiconservancy

2018-09-03 23:32   78 3

 

A true privilege to call @taijiterasaki one of my dearest friends, collaborators and trailblazing creatives. The thing I value most about our friendship is we always encourage each other to ideate and dream gigantic - whether in art, business or community change. Very excited for the launch of his new initiative, @terasakiconservancy and his ongoing commitment to art as a vehicle for impactful change. Congrats on the closing of “Generations of Immigrants” and mahalo piha to the inspiring panelists who shared with us last night their stories and experiences with warmth, honesty and vulnerability. Have not been so moved by a panel in a very long time. #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #artistsforchange #remembertovote #artactivism #terasakiconservancy

It makes sense to me that the mother/daughter relationship ties in with women being there for other women; empowering each other. Supporting each other through triumphs and through heartbreak; sincerely seeking to understand, instead of being quick to assume.
So when a woman is hateful, dismissive, or petty (especially if she’s close to my bio mother’s age), my reaction is hardly ever anger, but sadness & disappointment. 
It took years to finally realize that a huge part of this emotional response is because I grew up without my first/natural mother. 
We missed out on being able to have each other; on being able to empower one another.
These situations trigger my mother loss & adoptee trauma, as well as the trauma of losing her a second time.💔
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Knowing this, however, is EMPOWERING in and of itself - and I’m grateful for yet more growth & wisdom along my journey.
No one is perfect, but being aware of & understanding our own feelings & behavior helps a ton.
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To the incredibly amazing ladies in my life who choose to care & understand — thank you!!! I appreciate you that much more, and I’ll always be here to empower you, too.😘♥️
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 #womanempowerment #motherloss #motherbabyseparation #grief #trauma #primalwound #loss #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #ourstory #justlisten #truthheals #outofthefog #flipthescript #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #emotionalintelligence #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingartist #musician #composer #artistsforchange #fereraswan

2018-09-03 19:03   49 14

 

It makes sense to me that the mother/daughter relationship ties in with women being there for other women; empowering each other. Supporting each other through triumphs and through heartbreak; sincerely seeking to understand, instead of being quick to assume. So when a woman is hateful, dismissive, or petty (especially if she’s close to my bio mother’s age), my reaction is hardly ever anger, but sadness & disappointment. It took years to finally realize that a huge part of this emotional response is because I grew up without my first/natural mother. We missed out on being able to have each other; on being able to empower one another. These situations trigger my mother loss & adoptee trauma, as well as the trauma of losing her a second time.💔 . Knowing this, however, is EMPOWERING in and of itself - and I’m grateful for yet more growth & wisdom along my journey. No one is perfect, but being aware of & understanding our own feelings & behavior helps a ton. . To the incredibly amazing ladies in my life who choose to care & understand — thank you!!! I appreciate you that much more, and I’ll always be here to empower you, too.😘♥️ . . #womanempowerment #motherloss #motherbabyseparation #grief #trauma #primalwound #loss #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #ourstory #justlisten #truthheals #outofthefog #flipthescript #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #emotionalintelligence #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingartist #musician #composer #artistsforchange #fereraswan

Changing States of Water, a pop-up exhibition featuring works by @pandoramondartist and @emeliesalford. The Hospital Club Gallery, 24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HQ. Open 7th September-11th September. I curated this two-person show on the theme of water 💦, the impact of climate change on drought and supply, the threat to marine life and our disconnection from nature in contemporary life. #climatechange #water #contemporaryart #marinelife #artistsforchange #hospitalclub #paulallen

2018-09-03 16:39   31 3

 

Changing States of Water, a pop-up exhibition featuring works by @pandoramondartist and @emeliesalford. The Hospital Club Gallery, 24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HQ. Open 7th September-11th September. I curated this two-person show on the theme of water 💦, the impact of climate change on drought and supply, the threat to marine life and our disconnection from nature in contemporary life. #climatechange #water #contemporaryart #marinelife #artistsforchange #hospitalclub #paulallen

My birth mother's 51st birthday was two days ago. I've been thinking of her a lot...and really feeling this cover I did more than ever. A few of you know the story of what happened for her & I to lose each other a second time and I haven't quite shared it in its entirety, but in time, I will.♥️
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(cover of ‘Gravity’ by Sara Bareilles - full video via link in profile to Facebook/YouTube)
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 #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #reunion #motherloss #motherbaby #primalwound #motherbabyseparation #awareness #trauma #ptsd #truthheals #justlisten #flipthescript #mentalhealth #emotionalhealing #loveyourstory #bepartofthestory #ourstory #embraceyourjourney #speakyourtruth #singyourtruth #musician #recordingartist #recordingstudio #singersongwriter #artistsforchange #fereraswan

2018-09-02 17:39   74 21

 

My birth mother's 51st birthday was two days ago. I've been thinking of her a lot...and really feeling this cover I did more than ever. A few of you know the story of what happened for her & I to lose each other a second time and I haven't quite shared it in its entirety, but in time, I will.♥️ . (cover of ‘Gravity’ by Sara Bareilles - full video via link in profile to Facebook/YouTube) . #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #reunion #motherloss #motherbaby #primalwound #motherbabyseparation #awareness #trauma #ptsd #truthheals #justlisten #flipthescript #mentalhealth #emotionalhealing #loveyourstory #bepartofthestory #ourstory #embraceyourjourney #speakyourtruth #singyourtruth #musician #recordingartist #recordingstudio #singersongwriter #artistsforchange #fereraswan

🌱 I Pledge Allegiance to the Land 🌱
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Market season is still in full swing and we’re so excited to offer these sturdy organic canvas bags - sewn and printed on both sides by @re.wrap ❤️ Find yours in our shop, link in profile
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 #thefarwoods #creativelife #artistsforchange #etsysellersofinstagram #etsyseller #etsyshop #creativehappylife #artista #artistlife #artist_community #artistsofinstagram #creativesoul #illustration #pdxdesign #pdxart #resist #artisttowatch #artistatwork #artdaily #riseup #pnwcreatives #pnwartist #portlandart #artpdx #pnwart #handlettering #bossladies #unschooling #homeschooling #homeschool

2018-09-01 19:23   879 17

 

🌱 I Pledge Allegiance to the Land 🌱 . Market season is still in full swing and we’re so excited to offer these sturdy organic canvas bags - sewn and printed on both sides by @re.wrap ❤️ Find yours in our shop, link in profile . . . . #thefarwoods #creativelife #artistsforchange #etsysellersofinstagram #etsyseller #etsyshop #creativehappylife #artista #artistlife #artist_community #artistsofinstagram #creativesoul #illustration #pdxdesign #pdxart #resist #artisttowatch #artistatwork #artdaily #riseup #pnwcreatives #pnwartist #portlandart #artpdx #pnwart #handlettering #bossladies #unschooling #homeschooling #homeschool

Colours of a Woman 3

Women are exceptional. Birthing, learning, teaching and loving. Out of her comes life and love. Colors are given to emotions but what if they can describe a woman? 
Artwork: @aweleop

 #art #inspiration #color #portraitphotography #colorful #empowerment #thenow #evokingnewemotions #nigerianphotographer #britishphotographer #africa #her #modelsoninstagram #bodypaint #bodypaintmodel #graphicdesign #designers #artists #artistsoninstagram #artistz_united #artistsforchange #nigeria #ideas #instafollow #onlyinnigeria
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2018-09-01 13:02   50 3

 

Colours of a Woman 3 Women are exceptional. Birthing, learning, teaching and loving. Out of her comes life and love. Colors are given to emotions but what if they can describe a woman Artwork: @aweleop #art #inspiration #color #portraitphotography #colorful #empowerment #thenow #evokingnewemotions #nigerianphotographer #britishphotographer #africa #her #modelsoninstagram #bodypaint #bodypaintmodel #graphicdesign #designers #artists #artistsoninstagram #artistz_united #artistsforchange #nigeria #ideas #instafollow #onlyinnigeria #life

Colours of a Woman 2
Women are exceptional. Birthing, learning, teaching and loving. Out of her comes life and love. Colors are given to emotions but what if they can describe a woman? 
Artwork: @aweleop

 #art #inspiration #color #woman #portraitphotography #colorful #empowerment #thenow #evokingnewemotions #nigerianphotographer #britishphotographer #africa #her #modelsoninstagram #bodypaint #bodypaintmodel #graphicdesign #designers #artistic #artistsoninstagram #artistz_united #artistsforchange #nigeria #ideas #instafollow #onlyinnigeria
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2018-09-01 12:50   52 0

 

Colours of a Woman 2 Women are exceptional. Birthing, learning, teaching and loving. Out of her comes life and love. Colors are given to emotions but what if they can describe a woman Artwork: @aweleop #art #inspiration #color #woman #portraitphotography #colorful #empowerment #thenow #evokingnewemotions #nigerianphotographer #britishphotographer #africa #her #modelsoninstagram #bodypaint #bodypaintmodel #graphicdesign #designers #artistic #artistsoninstagram #artistz_united #artistsforchange #nigeria #ideas #instafollow #onlyinnigeria #life

Colours of a Woman 1
Women are exceptional. Birthing, learning, teaching and loving. Out of her comes life and love. Colors are given to emotions but what if they can describe a woman? 
Artwork: @aweleop

 #art #inspiration #color #portraitphotography #colorful #empowerment #thenow #evokingnewemotions #nigerianphotographer #britishphotographer #africa #her #modelsoninstagram #bodypaint #bodypaintmodel #graphicdesign #designers #artists #artistsoninstagram #artistz_united #artistsforchange #nigeria #ideas #instafollow #onlyinnigeria
 #life

2018-09-01 12:46   43 2

 

Colours of a Woman 1 Women are exceptional. Birthing, learning, teaching and loving. Out of her comes life and love. Colors are given to emotions but what if they can describe a woman Artwork: @aweleop #art #inspiration #color #portraitphotography #colorful #empowerment #thenow #evokingnewemotions #nigerianphotographer #britishphotographer #africa #her #modelsoninstagram #bodypaint #bodypaintmodel #graphicdesign #designers #artists #artistsoninstagram #artistz_united #artistsforchange #nigeria #ideas #instafollow #onlyinnigeria #life

Reposting, in light of recent conversations within our community. 
While we can’t disagree with someone’s feelings, we can explore the why, and learn a lot about ourselves & others in the process.♥️
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 #familyseparation #trauma #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #ourstory #primalwound #adoptiontruths #speakyourtruth #birthmother #motherloss #babyloss #motherbaby #curiosity #selfawareness #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #emotionalintelligence #socialcause #thoughtleadership #empathy #compassion #truthheals #justlisten #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingartist #artistsforchange #fereraswan

2018-08-31 20:55   49 1

 

Reposting, in light of recent conversations within our community. While we can’t disagree with someone’s feelings, we can explore the why, and learn a lot about ourselves & others in the process.♥️ . . #familyseparation #trauma #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #ourstory #primalwound #adoptiontruths #speakyourtruth #birthmother #motherloss #babyloss #motherbaby #curiosity #selfawareness #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #emotionalintelligence #socialcause #thoughtleadership #empathy #compassion #truthheals #justlisten #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingartist #artistsforchange #fereraswan

✨✨SHOP UPDATE!✨✨We have some special new items available in our shop!
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Today we’re releasing our 2019 lunar calendar in luscious silver ink on black linen paper and...
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Organic cotton canvas fair trade tote bags with our “I Pledge Allegiance to the Land” design on both sides (!), sturdy & roomy and...
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100% cotton bandanas with our Flourish design (sewn by a badass women’s sewing cooperative just over the border in Mexico that is assisting local communities to develop economic self-sufficiency) and...
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and three die cut vinyl stickers!
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Head over to the shop link in our profile and enjoy! Also, we’ll be launching several more NEW & EXCITING items over the coming weeks, so stay tuned! ✨✨
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 #thefarwoods #creativelife #artistsforchange #etsysellersofinstagram #etsyseller #etsyshop #creativehappylife #artista #artistlife #artist_community #artistsofinstagram #creativesoul #illustration #pdxdesign #pdxart #resist #artisttowatch #artistatwork #artdaily #riseup #pnwcreatives #pnwartist #portlandart #artpdx #pnwart #handlettering #bossladies #unschooling #homeschooling #homeschool

2018-08-31 19:41   842 24

 

✨✨SHOP UPDATE!✨✨We have some special new items available in our shop! ✨ Today we’re releasing our 2019 lunar calendar in luscious silver ink on black linen paper and... ✨ Organic cotton canvas fair trade tote bags with our “I Pledge Allegiance to the Land” design on both sides (!), sturdy & roomy and... ✨ 100% cotton bandanas with our Flourish design (sewn by a badass women’s sewing cooperative just over the border in Mexico that is assisting local communities to develop economic self-sufficiency) and... ✨ and three die cut vinyl stickers! ✨✨✨ Head over to the shop link in our profile and enjoy! Also, we’ll be launching several more NEW & EXCITING items over the coming weeks, so stay tuned! ✨✨ . . . . #thefarwoods #creativelife #artistsforchange #etsysellersofinstagram #etsyseller #etsyshop #creativehappylife #artista #artistlife #artist_community #artistsofinstagram #creativesoul #illustration #pdxdesign #pdxart #resist #artisttowatch #artistatwork #artdaily #riseup #pnwcreatives #pnwartist #portlandart #artpdx #pnwart #handlettering #bossladies #unschooling #homeschooling #homeschool

Today, you turn 51.
I wish I could tell you happy birthday, that you don’t look any older than when we met, and that I hope whatever you do this weekend brings you joy, lots of laughter, and most of all, love.
If you ever read this, know that I’ve missed you every single day from the very first one.
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🔹There is no doubt in my heart that *truth always prevails* and that one day, you’ll know what I mean by that.🔹
Happy birthday.💞🥂
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 #birthmother #motherloss #motherbaby #familyseparation #adoptiontruths #adoptee #adoption #adoptionawareness #trauma #ptsd #speakyourtruth #primalwound #attachment #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #emotionalintelligence #adoptionstory #universalstory #reunion #truthheals #truthprevails #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingartist #artistsforchange #loveyourstory #embraceyourjourney #ourstory #fereraswan

2018-08-31 13:05   52 7

 

Today, you turn 51. I wish I could tell you happy birthday, that you don’t look any older than when we met, and that I hope whatever you do this weekend brings you joy, lots of laughter, and most of all, love. If you ever read this, know that I’ve missed you every single day from the very first one. . 🔹There is no doubt in my heart that *truth always prevails* and that one day, you’ll know what I mean by that.🔹 Happy birthday.💞🥂 . . #birthmother #motherloss #motherbaby #familyseparation #adoptiontruths #adoptee #adoption #adoptionawareness #trauma #ptsd #speakyourtruth #primalwound #attachment #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #emotionalintelligence #adoptionstory #universalstory #reunion #truthheals #truthprevails #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingartist #artistsforchange #loveyourstory #embraceyourjourney #ourstory #fereraswan

Truth across every language, country, and culture in this world.♥️
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 #familyseparation #trauma #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #bepartofthestory #ourstory #primalwound #adoptiontruths #speakyourtruth #birthmother #motherloss #babyloss #motherbaby  #PTSD #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #emotionalintelligence #socialcause  #thoughtleadership #empathy #compassion #truthheals #justlisten #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingartist #artistsforchange #fereraswan

2018-08-30 18:02   59 22

 
Triggers come in all forms, shapes, and sizes. Before I learned what mine were, I would internally shame myself and unknowingly allow others to as well. How can we protect ourselves if we’re unaware? Understanding allows us to plan ahead if needed, and create a safer environment.
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 #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #adoptionawareness #trauma #truthheals #justlisten #ptsd #primalwound #mentalhealth #imlistening #emotionalhealth #awareness #emotionalintelligence #spreadlove #spreadhealing #musicheals #recordingartist #newmusic #composer #singersongwriter #recordingstudio #artistsforchange #fereraswan

2018-08-30 01:20   46 1

 

Triggers come in all forms, shapes, and sizes. Before I learned what mine were, I would internally shame myself and unknowingly allow others to as well. How can we protect ourselves if we’re unaware Understanding allows us to plan ahead if needed, and create a safer environment. . . #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #adoptionawareness #trauma #truthheals #justlisten #ptsd #primalwound #mentalhealth #imlistening #emotionalhealth #awareness #emotionalintelligence #spreadlove #spreadhealing #musicheals #recordingartist #newmusic #composer #singersongwriter #recordingstudio #artistsforchange #fereraswan

Hanging with American playwright and Librettist @olejniczak.alan pondering how the fk we all got into this climate mess, and how artists can help and urgently inform those who will be most affected by climate disruption: developing countries, and people in low socio-economic areas. It ain't gonna be us middle-class White folks perched up on-high who will feel the impact. We all need to use our skills to help those most in need - however micro the contribution. Thanks to @climatereality and @algore for the incredible training and tools to go forth and create💪🌏 I'm styled up and all grown up thanks to @theearthstylist and the sustainable Aussie @cueclothingco Alan just always looks good💁🏻

2018-08-29 23:02   86 4

 

Hanging with American playwright and Librettist @olejniczak.alan pondering how the fk we all got into this climate mess, and how artists can help and urgently inform those who will be most affected by climate disruption: developing countries, and people in low socio-economic areas. It ain't gonna be us middle-class White folks perched up on-high who will feel the impact. We all need to use our skills to help those most in need - however micro the contribution. Thanks to @climatereality and @algore for the incredible training and tools to go forth and create💪🌏 I'm styled up and all grown up thanks to @theearthstylist and the sustainable Aussie @cueclothingco Alan just always looks good💁🏻

Table view over brunch with two fellow adoptees this past weekend. Where I typically see a flower or something for a centerpiece, I loved this little tree plant - a bit symbolic, too.🌳
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I have only ever hung out with one adoptee one-on-one once, maybe twice, in my life. If you are adopted or an adoptive parent - don’t underestimate the impact that spending time with another adoptee (or even having a phone conversation) can actually have. 
Sure, some people just don’t jive personality-wise, but when you’re able to find a support system where people understand adoption from the adoptee’s perspective - it makes a world of a difference. 
Three adoptees from three different countries with three different backgrounds can share a meal, their stories, and know that they’re understood.♥️
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(side note: I‘m going to have to get one of these little bonsai trees - so cute!)
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 #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #adoptionawareness #trauma #truthheals #justlisten #ptsd #primalwound #mentalhealth #imlistening #emotionalhealth #awareness #emotionalintelligence #spreadlove #spreadhealing #musicheals #recordingartist #newmusic #composer #singersongwriter #recordingstudio #artistsforchange #fereraswan

2018-08-29 13:26   53 5

 

Table view over brunch with two fellow adoptees this past weekend. Where I typically see a flower or something for a centerpiece, I loved this little tree plant - a bit symbolic, too.🌳 . I have only ever hung out with one adoptee one-on-one once, maybe twice, in my life. If you are adopted or an adoptive parent - don’t underestimate the impact that spending time with another adoptee (or even having a phone conversation) can actually have. Sure, some people just don’t jive personality-wise, but when you’re able to find a support system where people understand adoption from the adoptee’s perspective - it makes a world of a difference. Three adoptees from three different countries with three different backgrounds can share a meal, their stories, and know that they’re understood.♥️ . (side note: I‘m going to have to get one of these little bonsai trees - so cute!) . #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #adoptionawareness #trauma #truthheals #justlisten #ptsd #primalwound #mentalhealth #imlistening #emotionalhealth #awareness #emotionalintelligence #spreadlove #spreadhealing #musicheals #recordingartist #newmusic #composer #singersongwriter #recordingstudio #artistsforchange #fereraswan

My shirt finally came today!!!😁♥️
Swipe right.
While the message expressed on it is a solemn one, it’s one of truth — my truth, alongside my truth of gratitude — and one of awareness, curiosity, and compassion that reaches far beyond the physical trauma of family separation. 
It’s a story that’s not just my own, but so many of ours.
I absolutely love my shirt; the way it feels (literally), and the way I feel when I‘m wearing it right now. 
I’d say thank you for all who have supported me, but I’m going to say instead - thank you for all who have been a part of this with me. We are all on this journey together.🌌♥️
@awear_shop
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 #adoptee #adoption #familyseparation #trauma #adoptionstory #universalstory #adoptionawareness #truthheals #justlisten #ptsd #primalwound #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #awareness #imlistening #brandsforawareness #thoughtleadership #speakyourtruth #creatives #musician #emotionalintelligence #spreadlove #spreadhealing #musicheals #recordingartist #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingstudio #artistsforchange #fereraswan

2018-08-29 01:35   102 9

 

My shirt finally came today!!!😁♥️ Swipe right. While the message expressed on it is a solemn one, it’s one of truth — my truth, alongside my truth of gratitude — and one of awareness, curiosity, and compassion that reaches far beyond the physical trauma of family separation. It’s a story that’s not just my own, but so many of ours. I absolutely love my shirt; the way it feels (literally), and the way I feel when I‘m wearing it right now. I’d say thank you for all who have supported me, but I’m going to say instead - thank you for all who have been a part of this with me. We are all on this journey together.🌌♥️ @awear_shop . . . #adoptee #adoption #familyseparation #trauma #adoptionstory #universalstory #adoptionawareness #truthheals #justlisten #ptsd #primalwound #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #awareness #imlistening #brandsforawareness #thoughtleadership #speakyourtruth #creatives #musician #emotionalintelligence #spreadlove #spreadhealing #musicheals #recordingartist #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingstudio #artistsforchange #fereraswan

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