In recent years it has become more and more common to portray surrogacy as an issue of LGBTQ rights. Any critique raised is labelled as “homophobic” or “anti-gay” and treated as an attempt to further discriminate against LGBTQ people. Most critical discussions revolve around the exploitation of mainly disenfranchised women of colour, however, in this talk, Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom will highlight how children – the most vulnerable party in any surrogacy agreement – are stripped of their basic rights and needs in all forms of surrogacy, commercial as well as non-commercial. Lisa will also talk about what other, non-exploitative possibilities there may be to form alternative families.
Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom is a Korean-Swedish comic book artist, illustrator and adoptee rights activist. She has published several children’s books and the graphic novel Palimpsest which takes a deeper look into the dark side of the adoption industry.
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