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June 15, 2020

One thing hosting the Adopt Perspective podcast for Jigsaw Queensland has taught me is how connected the adoption community is. We've picked up listeners in the USA, UK Canada, France, Netherlands, Israel, New Zealand, India, Spain, Vietnam, Denmark and many more. Not...

January 25, 2018

A workshop for adopted people with author Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow

I'm looking forward to travelling to Perth, Western Australia in March 2018, to facilitate the Constructing Identity After Adopiton for Jigsaw WA. Details below. 

September 18, 2017

'I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.' Joan Didion

I will be facilitating a workshop in the Writing for Wellbeing series, (a partnership between Createplace and the Queensland Wri...

May 29, 2017

'Adoptees search in the mirror for a glimpse of their mother's eyes, their father's nose, a grandparent's lips and some clue to who they are and what they might become.' - B.J. Lifton. 

In April, I facilitated a workshop on Constructing Identity After Adoption for...

March 24, 2017

If proof is required that a sincere apology and open acknowledgement of wrong doing can be an excellent starting point for healing, then it could be found on Tuesday (21 March) at the commemorative morning tea and art exhibition for the 4th anniversary of the federal a...

March 14, 2017

I'm honoured to have been invited to speak on behalf of Jigsaw Queensland at the 4th Anniversary of the Australian Government National Apology anniversary morning tea and art exhibition at New Farm on the 21 March (10:30am to noon - further details below). I wrote an a...

February 15, 2017

Back in 2015 - straight out of the graduation gates, I was interviewed by ABC Radio (Sunshine Coast) about my research and my experience as an adoptee. I'd love the opportunity to do it again, as I was fairly dazed and weary after the tornado that is a PhD journey. Lis...

February 15, 2017

Jigsaw Queensland's Forced Adoption Support Service's staff member (and adoptee), Chris Mundy has written a wonderful review of the Oscar nominated film, 'Lion'. Read it here...

I love Chris' review of the film. I was completely caught up in the first half and the slow...

February 15, 2017

Children who aren’t adopted, build identity through shared resemblance with their biological families. They walk through their homes as though walking in a hall of mirrors, with their parents and siblings reflecting back physical similarities, feelings, understandings...

January 18, 2017

I will be facilitating a FREE  'Constructing Identity After Adoption' workshop for adopted people at Jigsaw Queensland (Ground Floor Meeting Room at SANDS House, 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm) on 22 April 2017, from 9am to 4pm. Spaces are limited to 20, so book earl...

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