The Seouljourn Begins!

  • July 27, 2016
The Seouljourn Begins!

The crowdfunding campaign has ended, and the journey begins—first times only happen once. 📸: Daniel Davis

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Last Skype call with the fam before leaving for Korea!

  • July 26, 2016
Last Skype call with the fam before leaving for Korea!

Special thanks to all who have supported & shared the project on the final day! igg.me/at/seouljourn Last video call w the fam before flying out of Austin in the A.M.—love & warm wishes all around 💚 Next stop LA for a crash course in Korean culture in Ktown then off to Seoul on Thursday!

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Update: Final Stretch — Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign Ends Tomorrow Night!

  • July 25, 2016
Update: Final Stretch — Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign Ends Tomorrow Night!

Update: Final Stretch — Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign Ends Tomorrow Night! Flights are booked. Rooms reserved. Meetings scheduled. Bags (almost) packed. And on Saturday, I arrive in Korea and the Seouljourn begins. The past week has been a whirlwind of emotions and surprises leading up to our departure. From receiving news about my birthfather to surprise gifts and send-off celebrations, I'm ready to make my way back to Korea and see where my roots take me. Think you can find just ONE more contribution for this project by sharing this project with a friend? igg.me/at/seouljourn Every...

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WEEKEND UPDATE – 35% of the way there!

  • July 17, 2016
WEEKEND UPDATE – 35% of the way there!

WEEKEND UPDATE - 35% of the way there! When I first thought about sharing my story and returning to Korea, I was full of doubt: - What if you’re not ready for this? - What if you can’t find your birth family? - What if they don’t want to be found? - What if you’re not embraced by your fellow Koreans or even other adoptees? - What if no one cares about what adoptees face when returning to their birth country? If I’ve learned anything one thing so far, it’s this — Don’t let the fear of what COULD happen keep you from seeing what things WILL happen. Since launching...

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The Polish Ambassador at Red Rocks, shot by Seouljourn’s Daniel Davis!

  • July 14, 2016
The Polish Ambassador at Red Rocks, shot by Seouljourn’s Daniel Davis!

Seoul brother Daniel Davis bottled up some magic from The Polish Ambassador's permaculture Action Day (ActionDays.us) and seriously funky fresh show at Red Rocks last month. You continue to tackle bigger challenges and always find a way to outdo yourself. 👏 😃 Kudos to TPA's (Power) Stance on artist activism—what an Action Day that will be. "I'm dreaming about what could happen when we've got hundreds of artists mobilizing their hundreds of thousands of fans around the world. When we co-create together for our communities, the celebration is so much sweeter.” - David Sugalski AKA The Polish...

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DAY 2 UPDATE: 31% funded and made the Indiegogo homepage!

  • July 13, 2016
DAY 2 UPDATE: 31% funded and made the Indiegogo homepage!

DAY 2 UPDATE: 31% funded and made the Indiegogo homepage! igg.me/at/seouljourn Truly blessed to hear from family, friends, fellow adoptees, and many others in support of this journey—and this is just the beginning. To spice things up and keep the momentum going, we’ll be adding some fun new one-of-a-kind incentives and sharing some of our Korea itinerary! Like our FB page or show us some love on the project page and stay tuned :)  

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Found a photo of me with my foster mother just before leaving Korea!

  • July 13, 2016
Found a photo of me with my foster mother just before leaving Korea!

Wow. Just got this photo of my foster mother and me just before I left Korea! The agency said she wasn't thrilled to give me up 😳 I'd love to thank her for caring for me those 3 months—maybe the "Please Talk to Me" shirt was a message from her to future me? 🙌 Help fund my trip back to connect with my Korean family & document it by supporting and sharing the Indiegogo campaign. Every little bit helps! igg.me/at/seouljourn

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Seouljourn Indiegogo Crowdfund is LIVE, check out the project video!

  • July 12, 2016
Seouljourn Indiegogo Crowdfund is LIVE, check out the project video!

What an overflow of support, excitement, and positive vibes for today's launch of the Seouljourn crowdfunding project. We've already reached 21% of our goal and appeared on the Indiegogo homepage as a trending film project! Daniel Davis and I cannot express enough our gratitude and appreciation for believing in us, the project, and its goals. Individual showerings of thanks coming soon! :) Funding any project, especially through collective support, requires getting your project out there & spreading the word, so a million thank-yous to each of you—one for every time you've likely...

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We did it! Thunderclap campaign is complete!

  • July 9, 2016
We did it! Thunderclap campaign is complete!

We did it! 102 people reaching 150,000 people with their messages to support Seouljourn on launch day Tuesday! Thank you with all my heart 💚  http://thndr.me/eRk7z9 In other news, this is Kora 🇰🇷  she was abandoned and showed up outside my apt Sunday rocking the tuxedo, then quickly made herself at home. This adoptee may consider adopting 😻  what do you think? Happy Caturday!

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Thunderclap Update and First Baby Photo Ever!

  • July 6, 2016
Thunderclap Update and First Baby Photo Ever!

Wow, so much love and support already for this journey! Thank you so much for helping make this truly once-in-a-lifetime experience happen. 🙏 This is the first photo ever taken of me, the earliest and perhaps the only one taken during my short time in Seoul, Korea where I was born. You can see my adoption case number and the name the agency gave me, Sang Koo Jang :) 🇰🇷 Who took that photo? Where? Who named me? Why Sang Koo? And why polka dots? Just some thoughts running through my head at the moment. Want to voice your support for going back and finding out? Click on the link...

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