Hey there! I am Rebekah, the real person behind the screen name OnlyBlackGirl. I am originally from Olympia, Washington, one of the whitest places in the west, and I am a writer, activist and consultant. As you have probably figured out by now, I am a black transracial adoptee. Adopted at birth from Houston, TX and raised in a white family, I talk about my experiences growing up quite literally the only black person (girl) in my town. And my experiences as an adult black woman living in white america.
My blog and social media platforms are to uplift and share the raw and real experiences of transracial adoptees. Not the sugar coated, filtered, white-centric bullshit that has been pushed as the narrative for decades.
I consider myself an advocate for adoptee voices and for all marginalized groups. As Maya Angelou said “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.” I live by this. I hate the state of the adoption industry today, I hate the way black women are treated across the globe, and I use my platform to discuss these issues in my own words.
My approach to activism and change is not for everybody. I am not the source people go to for pats on the back and sugar coated explanations. I am to straight the point, I swear a lot, I’m sarcastic, I call people out, and I am a big advocate of allowing people to be angry. If you’re not angry at the state of the country, you’re not paying attention.