When life begins with heartbreak, grief is for a lifetime.
Grief + Gratitude
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.
Ferera Swan is a Filipino-American adoptee and adoptee advocate who shares her personal journey through her work as an artist, musician, and writer, focusing on the complexities of adoption, trauma, grief, shame, and reunion.