Welcome to my blog
I am Khara, adopted from South Korea to Norway at the age of two. Recently I’ve started looking back at my life, the struggle of growing up with a pair of abusive adoptive parents, hoping to figure out ways to get to grips with this baggage of insecurity and angst that I carry with me. I wish to share some of this personal journey with others who are, as they say, in the same boat.
I write about childhood memories as part of a healing process, to help myself recover from the wounds of a bad upbringing. This site is my outlet; a place to vent when emotions are crowding in and fighting to make themselves heard. I am a grown-up today, but many of those thoughts and feelings belong to my inner child. She wishes to speak up, and now is her time. Too many things in her young life went wrong, and I have not allowed her to come out; I’ve tried to hide her, and to forget, denied her existence, because the childhood experiences locked up within that Pandora’s Box she carries with her would be overwhelming and create a river of tears from memories of pain and fear.
Now, as a grown-up, I can finally let her out, give her a place in my heart, embrace her and comfort her, and let the world know about the injustice and unfairness that she was submitted to. It is a painful process, but it is slowly helping me and her both heal ourselves. I hope that many will see my blog, and maybe together we can raise awareness for children in dire need of help. It could be your neighbour’s child that needs assistance, or even rescue. You can’t help every single one, but for each one that you do help, it will make a world of difference.
This blog is for that, and for anything else that is close to my heart, tickles my fancy, or that I otherwise find blogworthy along the way.
I’m in my forties, have two daughters, a boyfriend and a cat.
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Thank you for this post. Just found it.
a. A little too late but later than never; a book by Grace Cho; Haunting the Korean Diaspora. The book helped me start healing…placed words to
non-mentionables…then I started my own
HISTORY lessons on KOREA. Online, youtube, library…pictures…flashbacks…familiar towns…reading about the
era…Korea before 1910. Korea from 1910-1953 Genocides…
World History that used KOREA as its scapegoat…Jewish roots
of Koreans dating back to 1443Joseon Dynasty…the poverty
of KOrea without financial assistance from USA…Korean Prez Park
barely securing West German Prez Lubke’s financial loan in exchange
for Korean Miners and Korean Nurses sent to W.Germany.
The photos of poverty.
The hoax…money-profit-driven false promises of ‘adoption’ for korean kids
to nonkorean buyers…the downfall of humanity…the forgotten GOOD souls
overlooked by corrupted BAD souls of KOREA….the division of Korean
Peninsula by non-Koreans….the sufferings…
Seeing /reading the horrors that generations of KOREANS faced
since 1910-present 2013…the sorrow and injust…started my
compassion for the uncontrollable…the generations of ‘haunted ghosts’
Voicing the history so that past is never forgotten of KOREAN HISTORY…
Such is how I came to ‘finding’ myself…a witness to “TRAGEDY”; the biproduct of “HUMAN INJUSTICE”….
….it’s painful to read of your life….yet, I mirror it, silently….
Hope you remain a “LIVING” proof….that thru you and thru me…the generations of the dead will be heard….that KOREAN PENINSULA’s witnesses of the past and present live within us….and Keep speaking your experiences….also, learn…LEARN as much as you can of KOREAN HISTORY….become the KOREAN HISTORY expert in your community as I am in mine…Let all hear of the horrors-hungers-genocide-injust that KOREANS have faced ….faced without a helping hand….still divided….
I look forward to more voices of the lost KOREANS who were uprooted involuntarily…
History is on our side…Our pains and our sorrows….our tears….
…..Painful history lives in us….voice all you can of the KOREAN HISTORY….
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