The Haitian Times is sharing profiles of individuals and groups driving change in their communities throughout Haitian Heritage Month. This installment looks at Lanise Antoine Shelley, a Haitian-American actor whose work is bringing more diversity to theatre and deeper perspectives to adoption conversations.
CHICAGO – The sonorous voice of Lanise Antoine Shelley starts her Saturday-morning podcast — not with acting tips or talk of her upcoming play — but with how to understand the nuances of interracial and international adoption. “When They Were Young: Amplifying Voices of Adoptees” is borne of Shelley’s own experiences of self-doubt as an adoptee from Haiti.
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