Young Sook (Kate) Park

Name

Young Sook (Kate) Park

Age

31

Location

Boston, MA

Occupation

Spoken Word Poet/Badass/Lover/Friend/Phenomenal Woman

Own Words

What does it mean to be Korean?

Adopted at age 11 months from Muk Po, Korea... always wondered who I looked like, who had my mouth, my eyes, my face, my nose. I was extremely lucky to meet my birthfamily two years ago in Seoul, Korea. I came home. I will never be able to fully express the feeling of peace that I felt that first night in Korea. My questions had been answered, my soul was able to rest.

Yet, there are times I feel so cut off from my culture. Being in Korea made me realize the disconnect more. I'm sure that other Korean adoptees can relate.. being "Korean" but not "feeling Korean." It's a struggle with identity, to try to capture the place where you fit.

As time went by and I've become older, you learn, you grow, you live. You become who you want to be, who your meant to be and let go of who you used to be.

I'm just me... Young Sook or "Kate" or "jadalyric" (my poetic name)

Though at times it's crazy to think what my life would have been like if I had not been adopted.. I feel trully blessed to have both worlds and cultures combine.

It's made me who I am today.

www.facebook.com/jadalyric

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