Wounded at Birth?
On July 22, 1989, John and Gwyn Nursall adopted a baby girl at a Calgary hospital. While growing up, their daughter, Kim, now a reporter at the Toronto Star, didn’t think much about her history. Then she began to explore her feelings, and two years ago, her biological father got in touch. In the candid, moving Star Dispatches ebook Wounded at Birth?: My Struggle to Understand the Meaning of My Adoption, Kim describes how the fact of her relinquishment as a baby caught up to her in young adulthood, and how she believes it made the trauma of her parents’ divorce that much more profound. Wounded at Birth? is a powerful read for anyone trying to make sense of pain and loss.
Kim Nursall is a one-year intern at the Toronto Star. She previously worked for The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail and The Vancouver Sun, and has a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia. In her spare time, Kim enjoys video games, learning how to code computer programs and exploring the geekiest corners of the Internet. When she has even more spare time, she flies to her hometown, Calgary, to visit her partner, Sean, and their miniature labradoodle, Limerick.