Of daughters, mothers, distance and healing

Kelly Fern will never forget her first night in the United States after being adopted from South Korea at age

  • 05/01/2013

Mayda!: living big

“I would like to see myself as an artist promoting strength, talent, equality and a positive message-who happens to be a Korean-American woman.”

  • 05/02/2012

We’re from HERE

“Despite assimilating culturally, however, our Korean features were often markers of our ‘otherness.’ Judged by outward physical markers, we must justify and explain our presence in Minnesota, answering the often-asked question, ‘So, where are you from?’ HERE answers that question. “

  • 11/02/2010

Feminist lens on adoption

“Adoption is defined by American ethnocentrism. What ‘we’ do is right. We have the solution for everything. We can take better care of these children than you can.”

  • 01/02/2009

2008 Changemakers: Talking Suitcases tell unique life stories

“These are thoughtful, courageous, and sensitive women. As they worked, more and more memories came alive.”

  • 01/02/2009

Hard-hatted woman

“I wondered, ‘where can I shine?’ I believe you create your own destiny. I decided to use my bilingual skills.”

  • 11/02/2008