Ferera is a combination of my biological last names.
Swan is from the story of The Ugly Duckling.
As an adopted person, choosing my own name opened doors to artistic and vocal freedom. Healing begins with the courage to own your story, and this is mine. Welcome to my reclamation journey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ferera Swan is a Filipino-American adoptee who shares her personal journey through her work as a musician and writer, exploring the complexities of adoption, trauma, grief, shame, and reunion.