Posts tagged "Carrie Goldman"

Don't Miss the "End Bullying" Panel this Friday at New York Comic Con

Don't Miss the "End Bullying" Panel this Friday at New York Comic Con
Learn how to convert kryptonite into your own personal strength with Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition’s powerful End Bullying panel, back at New York Comic Con (NYCC) by popular demand! Topics of discussion will include geek, cyber, and LGBT-bullying, becoming a hero IRL, and analyzing how media affects our attitudes toward bullying and aggression. End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty... Read more »

San Diego Comic-Con to feature Anti-Bullying Panel!

San Diego Comic-Con to feature Anti-Bullying Panel!
Have you or someone you love been a target of bullying? Join this life-changing discussion on how to overcome bullying, and learn strategies to create witnesses and allies out of bystanders. SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON END BULLYING! RESPONDING TO CRUELTY IN OUR CULTURE Sunday, 7/21/13, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4 NOH8 makes its first-ever Comic-Con appearance,... Read more »

If I Could Act Like a Toddler for a Day

If I Could Act Like a Toddler for a Day
I am sitting in a coffee shop, trying to work on an anti-bullying presentation, but my attention has been captivated by a mischievous toddler who is causing his poor mom all sorts of distress. The little guy shrieks and throws a package of cookies, and I gaze around, noting the range of emotions on the... Read more »
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A First Mother’s Agony, Part Three: How Grief Turned into Anger

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Three: How Grief Turned into Anger
This is the third part of a 3-part series written by guest poster Casey Anderson.  (Please see Part 1, which also includes an introduction to this miniseries, and Part 2.) By Casey Anderson It was an ordinary day until 4:53 pm.  Conference calls and meetings, homework assignments and mulling over dinner.  I booted my computer... Read more »

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Two: Living with Unacknowledged Loss

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Two: Living with Unacknowledged Loss
This is the second part of a 3-part series written by guest poster Casey Anderson.  (Please see Part 1, which also includes an introduction to this miniseries.) By Casey Anderson I picked myself up and left that town in late summer with a man who would become my first husband a few months later.  We... Read more »

A First Mother’s Agony, Part 1: Choice, Coercion, and An Unheard Protest

A First Mother’s Agony, Part 1: Choice, Coercion, and An Unheard Protest
Introduction by Carrie Goldman, Host of Portrait of an Adoption During the month of January, the Huffington Post reran a 30-day series from my blog called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, a series that gives voice to many different points of view of adoption.  As many adoptive parents discovered, there was a group of... Read more »
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No More Hateful Comments on the HuffPost Adoption Portraits Series

No More Hateful Comments on the HuffPost Adoption Portraits Series
When I first ran the guest post series 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days in 2011, it appeared here on my ChicagoNow blog.  The comments were almost universally supportive, which is pretty astonishing for a blog series! In November of 2012, I ran the second annual Adoption Portraits series, and whereas the comments were largely... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective Ten Years Later: Jan 2003 - Deciding to Adopt

It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I will be publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003. January 2003 Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with... Read more »

We Do Not Live in a Post-Racial Society. Start a Courageous Conversation.

We do not live in a post-racial society.  Ask your elementary school kids. Sometimes I read news articles or blog posts that refer to America as becoming a post-racial society.  I couldn’t disagree more.  Yes, we elected a black man as our president four years ago, but that does not mean we live in a... Read more »
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The Amanda Todd Tragedy: Steps to Take to Prevent Cyberbullying and to Manage It After Occurrence

Last Wednesday, 15-yr-old Amanda Todd, a Canadian girl, took her own life in a bullycide that has caused angst and grief around the world.  Just five weeks earlier, Todd had uploaded a 9-minute long YouTube message, in which she detailed the persistent problems with anxiety, cutting, and drugs that have overwhelmed her ever since she... Read more »