Defining I: Reflections of Adoption & Identity

March 26, 2016 to April 1, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Leah exhibition shot

Defining I: Reflections of Adoption & Identity

Exhibition Viewing Hours – Wednesday, March 30th – 5-8pm
Thursday, March 31st  – 3-8pm
Friday, April 1st – 3-8pm

I’m adopted from South Korea. It’s a statement that, at one point in my life, was a hard idea for me to grasp. However, growing up in a diverse community and within a multi-cultural family, I was lucky to have the right support to eventually become proud of who I am. Now with a keen interest in other cultures, I find other people’s background stories fascinating. Defining I: Reflections of Adoption and Identity focuses on cross-cultural adoption and identity issues to explore and better understand how we as adoptees come to define ourselves.

Leah head shot

Leah Garlock is a senior at Syracuse University studying Communications Design and Photography. As a Crown Wise Scholar in the Renee Crown Honors Program, Leah has had the privilege to travel and talk to adoptees from around the country about their experiences with adoption. It is this collection of experiences that has helped shape her own identity and have become the motivation to share the stories of others.