A STORY OF CREATIVITY, ADVOCACY, AND HEALING
A NOTE FROM FERERA
Hi! I'm Ferera, and I'm an artist/singer-songwriter, adoptee, trauma survivor, writer, and dog mom to Charlie and Joey, my two amazing fur kids. :)
Two years ago, I began sharing my story on social media and advocating for adoptee rights. Around that same time, I envisioned designing apparel that would motivate powerful conversation around the not-as-popular yet necessary adoption truths surrounding ethics, trauma, mental health, adoptee rights, as well as abuse awareness & recovery. As it stands, the majority of what we see in marketplaces like Etsy still highlight the narratives of non-adoptee voices in adoption, and I thought—this needs to change.
It wasn't until this summer when I began to revisit this endeavor—in the middle of COVID—when I recognized the critical need to advocate just as fiercely for racial and social justice in our world today. Despite our histories, I believe it's our responsibility to educate ourselves, to un-learn and re-learn, to dismantle our own biases—that it's our duty to do this inner work for ourselves, the people we love, for current and future generations, and the world we live in.
I created Indigo+Swan as a creative advocacy oulet that strives to inspire just this kind of work while doing what I love—create!
Thank you for reading this far. I'm glad you stopped by, and hope that wherever you are on your journey, you discover what healing means for you.
In love & health with gratitude,