Where Are You From?

‘Where are you from?’ Such a simple question for most, but a complex one for me. Read on to find out why!

“Where are you from?”

This is one of the questions that I dislike the most; a question that baffles me to no end. To each person who asks it, it has a different meaning. To each person to whom it is asked, it is interpreted differently. How does one even begin to answer a question such as that?! Let me give you some insight on what goes on in my head when someone asks me that: Continue reading “Where Are You From?”

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Haitian Culture

Most people know Haiti as an island in the Caribbean, but how much of Haitian culture is known? Today, I’m sharing 10 facts on the culture as it pertains to my life!

As some of you already know, I was born in Haiti, but grew up in the United States. Even though I grew up in the U.S., I still was raised in a Haitian household, and that came with its own challenges. It might have been as simple as not understanding the popular game of football, or as serious as having to help parents translate everything. Often, I have to give out friendly reminders that my culture is a bit different than the standard ‘American’ lifestyle. As I’m sure some people are unfamiliar with Haitian culture, I’m sharing ten things you don’t know about it. Maybe you’ll know all of them already, or maybe you’ll learn something new đŸ™‚ Continue reading “10 Things You Didn’t Know about Haitian Culture”

Feature Friday: Mother’s Day Edition

In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, this Feature Friday showcases the different ways moms are celebrated around the world.

What do you give someone who has given you everything? How do you celebrate someone who means the world to you? Mother’s Day is this Sunday in the United States – a day dedicated to appreciate the endless scarifies, the many laughs, the happy tears, the shared smiles, and the never ending love of these women.

Mother’s Day isn’t only celebrated in the U.S., but in a lot of other countries around the world. I’ve asked several people to share how they celebrate Mother’s Day in their lives! Let’s find out how other mothers are honored on this special day! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Mother’s Day Edition”

The Languages in My Mind

Languages are an interesting and captivating part of a culture. Come learn how language plays a role in my life!

I am constantly amazed at how many different languages and dialects exist in the world. Some are easy to start understanding, while others seem to make no logical sense. Of course what languages you believe fall into which categories depends on your native language, and your ability to pick up languages. Continue reading “The Languages in My Mind”