Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]
"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."
A reader writes:
BITCH please. ma legs are swole.
We worked to thwart our happiness
because it was so unexpected;
suffering tasted like our mouths.
Tell us something we didn’t know
before: how words mean things
we didn’t know we knew.
- Wyn Cooper