Divafest Playwright Explores Transracial Adoption, Identity in ‘Toilet Talks’ – Heartbeat Indy

by Keshia McEntire

Elizabeth (liz) Anh Thomson was born in southern Vietnam. Adopted as a baby alongside another Vietnamese child, Thomson grew up with white parents on the northside of Indianapolis. As a child, Thomson was proud of being adopted, yet sometimes felt conflicted about aspects of their identity. While the schools Thomson attended had some degree of diversity, Thomson’s teachers never addressed what it meant to be of a particular race, gender or sexual orientation. Thomson turned to writing to explore questions regarding identity, creating poems and short stories in their notebook…

Reblogged from Heartbeat Indy


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