Ethiopian Cultural Events - Summer 2016

Sunday 22nd of May 2016 11:08:11 PM  |  Ethiopia Limbo

Here is a list of Ethiopian cultural events that will take place during the summer months outside Ethiopia. If you know of any other, you can add it to the comment section. Ethiopian Heritage Camp…


Older Children and Adopting out of Birth Order

Friday 20th of February 2015 07:17:32 AM  |  Ethiopia Limbo

“Fantasy and Masks” by Nigerian artist Uche Okeke Depending on your country of residence and your family configuration, your adoption agency may not let you adopt out of birth order. That means any child you plan to adopt must be younger than any children you already have at home. It’s my experience that many adoption agencies in the US don’t follow that rule and will let you adopt any child, no matter your family configuration. This is a hot topic in adoption forums and between…


Riding while Black

Saturday 14th of February 2015 03:17:57 AM  |  Ethiopia Limbo

We have come to a time in our family when we have started to give some of our children some freedoms, some unsupervised play time. We can no longer be there wherever they go, watching them. And I’m terrified. My younger son just turned 10 a month ago and he’s asking for some privileges, like riding his bike alone in our neighborhood. But he’s not the typical white bread American kid; he’s black… dark black, and in the eyes of others, he’s perceived as a threat.  So far I’m…


Painting Skin Colors

Thursday 4th of December 2014 09:57:27 PM  |  Ethiopia Limbo

I follow Brazilian artist Kiusam de Oliveira on Facebook, and she posted a link to an artist supply shop in Brazil that sells a pack of crayons to paint different skin tones. I immediately searched if there was anything similar in the US and I found this in (Crayola doesn’t list them in its site):   Notice any difference? Basically Crayola grab a bunch of its regular colors that already produce,  bundle them together and created a “multicultural” pack. There is a good…


Fendika Fundraising Campaign

Monday 1st of December 2014 12:32:14 AM  |  Ethiopia Limbo

I’m breaking the silence to draw attention to a very special fundraising campaign. Many fans of Ethiopia know the significance of Fendika, and how important it is to save this oasis of Ethiopian culture in a city that is drastically changing. I know that governments of developing countries usually value economical growth over historic preservation, so it is important for regular folks like us to bring attention to cultural treasures that otherwise will disappear forever. In the case of Fe…