Dr. Jenny Heijun Wills

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218 | Dr. Jenny Heijun Wills

We are honoured to have the brilliant Dr. Jenny Heijun Wills return to Adoptees On today. We talk about what reunion has looked like in the time since she’s published her award-winning memoir, Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related., including the practical “how-tos” of maintaining a relationship with a family member that lives abroad and speaks a different language. Jenny also addresses what it feels like to be raised with Eurocentric beauty standards as a person of colour.

Full Show Notes Here Show Notes Recommended Resources
  • Mentioned: https://this.org/2020/09/21/a-certain-swanness/
  • Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related.: A Memoir by Jenny Heijun Wills
  • Adoption and Multiculturalism: Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific Editors: Jenny Heijun Wills, Tobias Hübinette, and Indigo Willing
  • Probably Ruby by Lisa Bird-Wilson
  • The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
  • All That Matters by Wayson Choy
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