For Immediate Release Contact: Megan Sound, 720-339-8427
megan@thepoweryear.com

 

The Struggle for Soy—Denver Author is Changing the Narrative on Life as a Transracial Adoptee in the United States 

New Book Provides Intimate and Humorous Insights Into What It’s Like to be Asian in America

DENVER—Jan. 12, 2018—The Struggle for Soy: And Other Dilemmas of a Korean Adoptee (January 15, 2018; $16; ISBN 978-0-692049-18-1), a new book by Megan Sound, offers personal stories of vulnerability and growth.

Like many Korean adoptees of the 1980s, Sound was brought up in an era when American parents were led to believe that the best way to raise their babies was to take a color-blind approach. The denial of a child’s ethnicity neglects a significant part of their identity. The Struggle for Soy is a powerfully intimate essay collection that shows how one transracial adoptee navigates from the margins to the middle, from I am not to I am. 
 
With wit and whimsy, Sound sheds light on race, gender, and identity. The Struggle for Soy shows how Sound navigates restrictive labels like ‘unexplained infertility’ and stereotypes of Asian women. Her experiences are thought provoking for both those familiar with representation and how misrepresentation in pop-culture feels, and those who haven’t had reason—before now—to imagine what it’s like to be Asian in America.

About Megan Sound
Megan Sound is a Denver-based writer, consultant and speaker. Sound incorporates her education in religion and women’s studies, and experience in the fields of human services and public health into her current work. She loves living in the moment with her friends, two cats, and husband Kagen Sound.

For information on booking Sound as a speaker, contact megan@thepoweryear.com.

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THE STRUGGLE FOR SOY: AND OTHER DILEMMAS OF A KOREAN ADOPTEE
By Megan Sound | Distribution on Amazon.com
Release Date: January 12, 2018 | ISBN 978-0-692049-18-1
Paperback $16 | 5” x 8” (12.7 x 20.32 cm) | 110 Pages

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