(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...
"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"