Ligia N. Cushman
Influencer, Speaker, Writer. Working in Hickory, North Carolina



Inspired by her very deep and personal connections to adoption, fueled by uncovering her truth and motivated by the realities of a complex society, Ligia has become a fierce advocate for adopted children and their families. Her ability to have authentic conversations about her Afro-Latina experience, adopting a multiethnic child, and being married interracially is genuine and insightful.



Part of her personal mission is to address how differences of class, culture, and race impact adoption in today's world. Ligia is also dedicated to changing the narrative surrounding adoption by introducing a modern understanding of adoption through her own professional and personal story. She shows her intimate journey via speaking engagements and written works.