Kimberly Rooney Kimberly Rooney (高小荣) is a Chinese-American adoptee from Jiangsu Province. She now lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and when she's not working or writing, she's often cooking, crocheting, or running. You can find her at kimrooneywrites.com. FOLLOW Kimberly @kimlypso VISIT WWW.KIMROONEYWRITES.COM ESSAY Red Strings By KIMBERLY ROONEY I once wrote that my parents left me no legacy. I wanted to write about the negative space that adoption carves.