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Category Archives: Haiti

My Own Home

My Own Home
My Own Home When I think of Home I don’t think of a place I don’t think of trapping walls or ceilings That minimize my cultural space   I don’t think of the red white and blue That is prominent in both my flags Or the stars and coat of arms that I proudly salute   I don’t think of one spoken...
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“A glimmer of hope…”

“A glimmer of hope…”
Both of my parents were born and raised in Haiti but migrated to the United States in their 20’s. I was born in this country but as one can imagine, I had to assimilate to two completely different cultures growing up. At home, I spoke mostly Creole because of my grandmother who lived with us...
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School Troubles

School Troubles
Hello my name is Elisabeth Edouazin and I consider myself Haitian Canadian. I was born in Montréal, Quebec, Canada and my parents are from Haiti. In Canada I only spoke French and Creole, so when I moved to the United States I did not know English. I first moved to the United States when I...
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“Wheez-lund”

“Wheez-lund”

(Photo taken in Haiti)

“Wheez-lund”

The act of “Americanizing” one’s name in order to assimilate into the American culture is one that I am all too familiar with. Although in my case, I wasn’t trying to assimilate. I became an American at birth simply by being born on American soil, but in many...
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I am, they are, and we are…

I am, they are, and we are…

"It took us 20 minutes to organize ourselves in order to take this picture together.

We are three generations of a growing Haitian family.

I am, they are, and we are living portraits of immigrants' dreams

I am, they are, and we are...

Visible images of the dreamers before us

Faith leapers and cultural brokers

Ground-breakers and ethnic code switchers

Souls wrapped in red and blue

Bound to three cords liberty, fraternity, and equality

Uniting two lands separated by seas

In 20 minutes we represent the coming together of a growing Haitian diaspora

We may come from different parts of the United States

Different walks of life

But we are here because our parents' courage and sacrifices"

 

-Lashanda

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