The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

Who Am I?

My Adoption, My Roots, My DNA

Photo by Benji Aird on Unsplash

“Your last name, it’s German right?”

“Well, yeah. My name is but I’m not. I’m adopted.”

I’ve had that exchange many times before. I’m not ashamed nor upset that I am adopted and the reaction I get when I say that to a perfect stranger is shock. It seems too personal. It seems too “out there.” It seems too private. It seems like they think I…




We publish memoirs, personal essays, and fictional memoir. Creative stories unpacked from the nostalgic hope chests of our lives.

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Amy Von Blickhahn

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Writer of memoir essays, pop culture and all the trivia you never knew you wanted.

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