Finding my First Cousin through 23andMe

Cover Image: Marco Verch, modified In February of 2019, I opened my 23andMe account for the first time. Little did I know that when I opened the account and scrolled over to the "Family and Friends" tab on the site, I'd found the surprise of a lifetime. As an adoptee, there have been many instances… Continue reading Finding my First Cousin through 23andMe

Behind the Name of alysemeilan

When I started this blog, I wanted to showcase my writing both professionally and personally. Part of the decision was re-establishing the brand identity and name. Throughout my professional career, I've always been hesitant to include my middle name, because I felt like it was difficult for people to find and pronounce. However, when I… Continue reading Behind the Name of alysemeilan