Over a series of interviews set against the backdrop of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Gabriella shares with journalist Mark Grijsbach an honest and mesmerizing account of what it was like to be one of the first cross-cultural adoptions in the 1960s.
Young Gabriella’s struggles with intolerance, bullying, racism, and feeling like she did not belong followed her throughout most of the first part of her life but are narrated in such a brave and wise voice that readers will feel empowered as they watch her journey toward becoming the woman she is today.
Whether you are a father, a mother, a child, a blood relation, or adopted, you will be pulled into this story. From thought-provoking commentary on what adoptions are really like and advice for those wishing to adopt, to thoughts on the various contradictions in life, there are takeaways for us all. Primarily, Gabriella’s message underlines that “It is okay to just BE you.”
This book is a must-read for social activists, those considering adoption, and for anyone looking for a story that touches on the universal topics of belonging and family.
Now in its third edition, this acclaimed book With All My Might is a classic and rightfully deserves its place in our hearts.
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About the Author
GABRIELLA VAN RIJ [pronounced "Ray"] is the Kindness Expert, a keynote speaker, and the founder of the #daretobekind Movement. With a brave and compassionate voice, she speaks at businesses, universities, corporate training events, school assemblies, community centers, places of worship, and on network shows, inspiring audiences and organizations to tap into the power of kindness--the most underutilized skill in today's world.
In 2010, Gabriella wrote her first book With All My Might, her mesmerizing memoir of one of the first cross-cultural adoptions of the 1960s. In 2014, Gabriella published I Can Find My Might, part self-help and part practical resource for students, parents, and educators. Shortly after her second book was published, she directed and produced a documentary, Our Silence Is Complicity, released in the fall of 2014, to raise awareness on the devastating effects of bullying. Watch Your Delivery, Gabriella's third book, is based on one of her popular presentations of the same name, was published in 2016.
Her latest book, Kindness Is A Choice, is a down-to-earth guide on why Kindness is underutilized today, how the lack of it affects every sphere of our lives, and what we stand to gain by choosing Kindness at every opportunity.
She has been seen by millions on Dr. Phil, ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. She also writes for the NY Daily News.
Visit her at: https://www.gabriella.global/