Tales of Wonderlost

I'm a Korean-American adoptee living in Seoul, just finished my MA in Anthropology (yes, i took all of my classes in Korean TT). In my spare time, I volunteer at two great organizations: Korean Unwed Mothers' Families Association (KUMFA) and the Women's Global Solidarity Action Network (WGSAN) - a group that works on various issues, including with the survivors of military sexual slavery during WWII ("Comfort Women"). I also love cooking and baking and going to the noraebang ^^ To make a monthly donation to the Korean Unwed Mothers' Families Association, please click below!!
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some shots from our chuseok in busan~

Asker fluffykins Asks:
definitely recommend 'bringing up bebe' as a book to read.
peaceshannon peaceshannon Said:

thanks for the recommendation!!

Asker flissyboots Asks:
urgh! read the groove article about unwed mothers. did not know that parental income is used to assess whether a mother can get the (meagre) financial support, even if the parents are not actual supporting/helping. So, you are old enough to be asked/forced/influenced to sign away your child but your parents still get taken into account?urgh. Maybe I'm focusing on the wrong thing, but it's these (many) small facts that seem to stick with me a lot($ for mums vs adopt fams, who owns the facilities)
peaceshannon peaceshannon Said:

yup. big problems, small problems. unwed moms in korea pretty much getting the short end of the stick everywhere they turn!

hi~ i'm part of the programming team for the 8th Film Festival for Women's Rights (FIWOM). I was wondering if you could perhaps help us promote and spread the word about our festival via tumblr and other social media! If you can, please let me know!
peaceshannon peaceshannon Said:

sure, is it in seoul?

PSA for friends with pets: the furminatior brush is the greatest invention ever. i think i’m late to the game bc i hesitated for a long time due to the price (65!! for someone who doesn’t even have a proper brush to brush her own hair, it was hard to cough up that kind of money for a dog brush), but it is so worth it. of course, the shedding problem will never be solved entirely, but it has made a huge difference!

@suzinne - i’ve replied to you at least twice… once as an answer to your ask and once as a reply to your fanmail. please email me so i can send you pics. shannon(dot)heit(at)gmail

Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist.
Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer (via funeral)

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한국미혼모가족협회는 이번주 금요일 (19일)에 아이를 돌볼 자원봉사자 5명 구하고자 합니다. 시간은 2시부터 5까지며 장소는 장소는 대림역 (2,7호선) 근처에 위치한 서울시 한부모가족지원센터입니다. 가능하신 분 제게 연락주세요~ KUMFA is looking for 3 volunteers Friday (Sept 19th) from 2-5pm. Location is Seoul Single Parent Family Support Center near Daerim Station (line 2 or 7). Please let me know if you’re able to help!

아빠랑 진지하게 뉴스 시청 중 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ kano looking very serious watching the news with jinwoo…

한국미혼모가족협회와 한국미혼모지원네트워크는 2014년 후원의 밤에 초대합니다. 9월 26일(금) 오후 6시반, 문학의 집 서울 (명동역과 충무로역 사이에). 티켓 50,000원. 식사 제공. 아이들과 엄마들이 여러 공연을 준비했답니다. 많은 관심 부탁드립니다. KUMFA and KUMSN will hold their annual Supporter’s “Gala” on Sept. 26th (Fri), starting at 6:30pm and held at the Seoul Literature House (in between Myeongdong and Chungmuro Stations). Tickets are 50,000 won, dinner is provided. The moms and kids have also prepared several performances! Please come if you can or share!! ^^