Sorry for delays in updates. The fluid dates for this project will be flowing a little longer, as my energy has been a bit dispersed. Yun Theatre has selected my play, ‘Baby Bird Flies’, for their production of shorts entitled, In Between. ‘Baby Bird Flies’ will be performed (in English and translated into Mandarin) in READ MORE
Posts by Maya Fleischmann
NOWhere: Call for Submissions
NOWhere: An Anthology by Chinese Adoptees is inviting Chinese adoptees to submit poetry, prose, personal essays, fiction and nonfiction, inspired by the adoption experience, for consideration. General Information ENTRY FEE: None. OPEN TO WHOM? Chinese Adoptees. THEME: Fiction or non-fiction inspired by the adoption experience. We are keen on reading fresh ways of capturing your READ MORE
NOWhere – F.A.Q.s
This post is updated with new F.A.Q.s, so check back regularly. What kind of writing are you looking for? We are looking for something that is freshly expressed and evocative, that sparks thought, and emotion, and resonates with adoptees. How do I format my submission? For submission and formatting guidelines, click here: NOWhere: Call for READ MORE
In the works – Project NOWhere: An Anthology by Chinese Adoptees
I have loved to write for as long as I can remember and, though I didn’t realise it in my earlier decades, my adoption has inspired many of my stories. My stories, poetry, and essays have been my way to work through anger, guilt, and a strange sense of grief that I felt growing up feeling READ MORE
A Trip Becomes a Journey
A Trip Becomes a Journey
About a year ago, my DNA test led me to a first cousin. A few days ago, I returned from a trip to Brighton, UK, where I physically (versus virtually) met my uncle and two of his grown children living in the UK.
Finding Ching Ha, Meeting Family
“Understanding her diverse background, and being proud of it – that’s what will give her a sense of belonging, wherever she is.” ~ Finding Ching Ha A Long-Lost-Family Union It’s been a year since a DNA test found the family I had before my mother took me away from them and put up READ MORE
Exploring my Identity through My Novel and DNA Testing. (excerpt)
The Funeral by Maya Fleischmann Exploring my Identity through My Novel and DNA Testing. (excerpt from the full article on ICAV) The journey of self-discovery. This quest to discover who we really are is the stuff that novels and movies are made of. Though our self-perception transforms with time, events, social, and physical settings that READ MORE
The DNA results are in: Finding Ching Ha finds family.
The results are in. My mind is scattered, preoccupied, unfocused. More than usual. Excitement, angst, and bittersweet emotions burble, flitter, and flutter in my whole system. Why? Because it has been less than 72 hours since I received READ MORE
Merely a spit away from a relative discovery?
Turning to science in search of my biological family. Over the last several years, I have tried to find biological family, by asking my parents’ friends and my father’s coworkers in Hong Kong. I requested information through the birth records database in Hong Kong fell short. Why didn’t I just ask my adoptive parents? When READ MORE
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Finding Ching Ha – Prologue July 1967 Hong Kong Mrs. Wong walked through the maternity ward of Canossa Hospital to visit her granddaughter. Save for the cry of a baby, and whisperings of cooing voices, the hallway was silent, serene. She stopped in front of a private room and knocked softly. As she READ MORE