Im so blessed to have this honor! Thanks Letitia and Colorlines Magazine!
Adopted as a baby by white parents, Lisa Marie Rollins grew up as the only Black girl in a predominantly white community in Washington. “If I had issues at school or there were things that I didn’t understand that were happening, [my parents] would say, ‘they’re just bad people, and we have to pray for them’,” she says.
In search of community, Rollins, who is Black and Filipina, began blogging and found other Black adoptees. They shared similar circumstances—from how they entered the foster care system to growing up isolated from communities of color.