Lilly Schmaltz

Lilly was adopted from China to the US in 1995. After realizing she is one of the older Chinese (and transracial) adoptees, she has dedicated much of her time to advocating for adoptees’ rights and educating the general public about the complexities of adoption. In addition to advocacy on YouTube and Instagram, she is the founder and co-leader of the Austin chapter of Adopteen. Outside of advocacy, she’s currently pursuing her PhD in cellular and molecular biology enjoys spending time with her dog!

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Words Hurt: Racism and Microaggressions

Something that has always irked me is when adoptees speak out about racism and microaggressions…