In this edition of Excuse the News, a feature conversation with Annette Kassaye.
Annette Kassaye was adopted when she was one from the Gondar region of Ethiopia by a family in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Drawing upon her experiences as a transracial adoptee she currently writes for an adoptee-centric online magazine called Gazillion Voices and Lost Daughters, a blog dedicated to the voices and empowerment of women adoptees. She also co-founded Ethiopian Adoptees of the Diaspora. Which connects Ethiopian adoptees around the world with one another, and creates awareness of current adoption issues. Annette, has been a very vocal advocate for bringing awareness to the unique political experience of adoption and recently spoke on a panel on the racial and cultural politics of adoption as part of the Centre for Gender Advocacy’s thick skin event series.