One Month Since Returning From Korea – Update

  • September 19, 2016
One Month Since Returning From Korea – Update

Today marks 1 month since returning from my first journey back to the homeland. I’ve been in relative hiding the last few weeks reflecting over the experience and planning post-production on Seouljourn—I think about Korea every day. Over the next few weeks I’ll be regularly posting some of the photos and video footage from the trip, as well as updates on finishing the film project. A recap video is coming soon, and the rewards for contributing to the crowdfund have also started going out, so be on the lookout. Want to know more about the project or chat about my time in Korea? I’d...

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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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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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