Getting Ready

My two nephews, 11 and 7, and I did a collaborative art project for the forthcoming child. We took a big old framed picture that my neighbor threw out — it was of these old-timey Italian men leering at a woman as she walked down the street. The assigment was to reimagine what could go in the space instead for …

Mad Lively WebGetting Ready

People Along the Way

This is an ongoing meditation on the process of adopting a child. I’m in the early stages; paperwork is mostly done as I go through a series of workshops and collecting information about myself to prove that I am a good person without TB and that I can drive. I’ve met her. The woman who will guide me through, who …

Vanessa McGradyPeople Along the Way