aka DAN Adoption Documentary pt. 1 & 2

We continue to define and re-define our identity. One of my good friends Dan Matthews stars in a series documenting his journey to find his biological Korean family. Dan is a Korean-American adoptee and ever since I’ve known him, he’s tried to reconnect with his Korean heritage. He’s brought so many people together through his community work and performing solo and with his band, afterschoolspecial.


I want to share his series to outline that continuous self-discovery is important. Very seldom do we see such material from Asian-Americans and Dan continues to create music and projects for our generation. In the spirit of identity, I hope it inspires you to connect with what you love and what defines you. Whether it’s the arts, hobbies or passions, we all have something that keeps us motivated to be our best and help us fully express ourselves.

In episode 1, Dan makes a surprising discovery and prepares for his trip to attend the International Korean Adoptee Association (IKAA) conference in Korea. From here, take note that every journey begins differently and sometimes, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

More of this series when episode 3 releases. Look for more updates from us about the series and more about self-discovery to pursue what it is you love. I know we blog about geeky things but I also feel that If you’re not geeking out about something, you’re not living.
SSB articles for Part 1 & 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 & 7 | Part 8

Special thanks to Dan Matthews. Learn more about Dan on his website (here)
Series produced by Mayrok Media in association with Arirang TV
Videos linked from the ISAtv YouTube channel
Cover photo is snapshot from YouTube video.

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