Hello LGA Nation!
On August 9th, 2013, I announced the death of the Land of Gazillion Adoptees blog. Now, just a little over a year later, I’m pleased to say that this url, http://www.landofgazillionadoptees.com, is coming back!
The http://www.landofgazillionadoptees.com url will not only get a full makeover within the next six months, but it will be closely connected to the award winning online magazine Gazillion Voices and the website for the soon to be established nonprofit Gazillion Strong. I think it’s safe to say that the websites together will offer something to the adoption community that the community has never seen. Moreover, and more importantly, the websites will engage communities outside of adoption in a manner that is a long time coming. As other adoptees have been saying for years, adoption doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It exists at the intersection of race, culture, identity, performance, art, politics, history, and social movement.
When the LGA blog started, it set out to do its small part to demonstrate that it’s the adoptees time. Now, I believe that we have come to the moment in which we show the world that adoptees and those who share similar experiences, thoughts, and perspectives (such as members of the POC, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities) are poised to accomplish much, much more.
Get it excited!
Kevin Haebeom Vollmers
Land of Gazillion Adoptees, LLC
At the end of Neil Gaiman’s monumental Sandman series, its protagonist – Dream – ceases to exist. Another aspect of him replaces the original, aka Morpheus. Many believe that Dream/Morpheus may have planned the “death” all along.
When I started the Land of Gazillion Adoptees (LGA) blog, I knew at some point, most likely in three years, that the blog would transition into something else. Its death was inevitable; that inevitability has transpired. After today, this blog will no longer exist. Sooner than expected, it has become Gazillion Voices, which has received rave reviews and great press. And in the coming months, individuals visiting this url– www.landofgazillionadoptees.com – will see something completely different, something that reflects the “new” LGA. Bittersweet. Indeed.
I’m incredibly thankful for the LGA blog. Like a true friend, it grew with me, transformed me, supported me, instructed me, guided me, introduced me to new friends, invigorated old friendships, and reinforced a singular idea – it’s the adoptee community’s time to lead. I also give thanks to all of you. You have been instrumental to the LGA success, and I look forward to partnering with many of you so that we can play our small role in what can only be called The Adoptee Renaissance.
Kevin Haebeom Vollmers
Gazillion Voices, which closed a successful Kickstarter campaign, will launch on Monday, August 5th! Stay tuned for additional details. Until then, thank you all for engaging this blog, and we look forward to delivering a quality publication in the years to come.