Adoptees in 3: Connecting Mind, Heart and Action – Episode 1: Sara Easterly

Adoptees in 3: Connecting Mind, Heart, and Action is a video interview series produced by Boston Post Adoption Resources as part of BPAR’s adoptee-focused Voices Unheard program. In each episode, BPAR clinician/adoptee Lisa “LC” Coppola, LMHC, asks an adoptee three enlightening questions about the current state of their adoptee journey and how it’s sitting in their mind, heart, and giving new purpose or meaning to their life.

Our hope is that these stories can impact the adoption community and start to open the doors of deeper consciousness for adoptees, as well as their family, friends, partners and therapists!

Episode 1: Sara Easterly

Video length: 27:49

Our guest Sara Easterly is an adoptee, a writer, an author, and the founder of Adoptee Voices, a writing group and online storytelling community.

Adoptees in 3: Connecting Mind, Heart, and Action host Lisa “LC” Coppola, LMHC, is the director of the Voices Unheard program at Boston Post Adoption Resources where she also serves as an adoption trauma-informed therapist at BPAR. An adoptee herself, LC is passionate about the process of writing and connecting with others on the truths discovered in their uniquely personal stories.

In this episode, Sara and LC talk about:

  • The author experience and the importance of persistence in submitting our work
  • Advice I would give to my younger self
  • How it feels to speak our truths
  • The importance of safe spaces for adoptees
  • Adoptee grief and the lens of attachment and separation trauma

About BPAR's Voices Unheard Program

The Voices Unheard program at Boston Post Adoption Resources is designed to empower adult adoptees in expressing their personal stories and to expand public knowledge and awareness around lived adoptee experiences. Program goals are accomplished through adoptee-centered writing workshops, adoptee-created blogs and other online material, use our of Voices Unheard: A Reflective Journal for Adult Adoptees, our "Adoptees in 3: Connecting Mind, Heart, and Action" video interview series, and Voices Unheard: Real Adoptee Stories, which is our annual live speakers’ forum designed to educate the Greater Boston community through creative expression and storytelling.

Learn more about the Voices Unheard program here.

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About Lisa Coppola, M.Ed, LMHC

LC Coppola, LMHC, is a clinician at Boston Post Adoption Resources. To read her bio, please visit BPAR's Team page.