Kim Kelley-Wagner, an adopted mama to two girls born in China, grew tired of the rude and intrusive comments she had to field when out and about with her children. In an effort to illustrate how hurtful the comments were, she and her daughters made a list of the comments they had heard, and then wrote them out and took a picture with them. It’s a powerful photo series that illustrates just how hurtful such comments can be. “I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them,” Kelly says. “Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely.” Here are some of the photos they took. (Shared with permission.) 960269_652491428125505_2078299401_n 994406_652490958125552_5952281_n   1478931_655037641204217_859638119_n 995005_652490831458898_826521687_n 1004794_652491264792188_375988191_n 1476559_652490924792222_461466538_n       1497816_652490844792230_859024783_n 1499550_652491084792206_1785536897_n 1499690_652491051458876_1292756059_n 1506819_652491131458868_1186705291_n 1509183_652490864792228_674518323_n 1509210_655037964537518_1034421042_n 1511309_652491398125508_1812061734_n 1515027_652490938125554_942444533_n 1522203_652490984792216_311702756_n 1522216_655037854537529_40600667_n 1524579_655038261204155_1707142083_n 1524856_655038007870847_55623547_n 1525129_655037804537534_620104074_n 1525725_652491364792178_59943927_n 1527130_655037647870883_358606890_n 1530440_655038184537496_1711440677_n 1530571_655037887870859_2017948383_n 1533783_652491214792193_563863500_n 1535497_655038061204175_1112989623_n 1536699_652491324792182_1529423566_n 1545607_655038357870812_1606762082_n 1546038_652491168125531_1887673803_n 1551734_652491304792184_114918385_n 1554570_655037674537547_1015822504_n 1557637_652491448125503_462600488_n 1560420_652491114792203_1399430813_n 1560480_652491024792212_313395161_n