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How one international adoptee bride reclaimed her identity through her wedding

I am an international adoptee from India. Many times in transracial and/or international adoption, the adoptee loses a sense of identity when they are raised outside of their race and culture. I know for myself, I was raised in a predominantly white town by a white family, so I lost my identity as an Indian. As a bride, I decided to reclaim my identity. I am a "hybrid", both Indian and Anglo-American…

A bright & lovely Islamic wedding in Mombasa, Kenya

Fatma and Ibrahim were on party number four in their wedding schedule. There had been two smaller celebrations, and then a much larger one in Washington, DC, where the couple currently resides. Ibrahim is originally from Sierra Leone, but most of his family has relocated to the DC area. This final reception was held in Mombasa, Kenya. This was a huge celebration with a blend of tradition and offbeat choices…