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Read Think Act Ep.18: Whatever Next? and Adoptee Narratives


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'One of our goals at Whatever Next? is to open up the conversation beyond the adoptive triangle, do include friends, family and those who are interested in adoption'

Welcome to Read Think Act, our video series where writing and activism go hand in hand (or head to head) and we explore the space where they intersect, taking ideas from the pages and into our communities.

We're back with a brand new season!

Kicking off the autumn, we're more than chuffed to share a wee gem with not one, but three outstanding humans.Adaline Bara, Josephine Jay and Hannah Feben-Smith are the founders of the Whatever Next? project which seeks to make space for nuanced conversations about adoption, challenging old stories and busting myths. Their book Whatever Next? has just been published as part of 404 Ink's Inkling series. In it, they each explore a long-standing narrative around adoption, how it's affected them as adoptees, and the much more complicated reality beyond it.

Check out previous episodes of Read Think Act on our YouTube channel or around the website!

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