now seeking participants! by Katy Barbier-Greenland

I've just announced another callout for participants! Would love to hear from you if you've got a family secret you're happy to share with me anonymously.

Perhaps you've come across your secret while exploring your family tree? Maybe you've discovered that you're adopted, or were conceived with the use of a donor? Perhaps something unexpected has come to light through DNA testing?

If so, I'd love to interview you about your family secret and the impacts on your life, and how it's changed the ways in which you think about your identity and family. 

Please feel free to contact me through the Call for Participants form or by emailing me directly: 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Interview with The Atlantic by Katy Barbier-Greenland

I spent some time this afternoon being interviewed by the wonderful Sarah Zhang, a Washington DC based journalist who works at The Atlantic, an independent and left-leaning publication that's over 150 years old. Sarah has undertaken research and reported on the impacts of DNA testing in multiple settings, including forensics and family secrets, for example in her recent article entitled The Secret Facebook Groups for Shocking DNA Tests. It's a great read! 

It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on my research process, think broadly about some of the impacts of family secret discoveries on people's lives (including my own)...and I can't wait for Sarah's next article on DNA!

Hello, world! by Katy Barbier-Greenland

This month, I launched the data collection part of the project, creating a Facebook page to let people know about the project and invite participation. I'm so excited to be at this point in the project! Really looking forward to conducting interviews and speaking with people about their family secret stories.

Interested in taking part? Details on the Call for participants page. 

Let the interviews begin!