...is a 20-somethin' living out her dreams. Infinitely curious, she currently specializes in Communications, Marketing & Business. Upon completion of her Communications degree she returned to Haiti to do what she loves most: create jobs, channel creativity, & partner with those around her as they seek to maximize their potential. Point in case: fostering understanding through sharing her stories & realities.
My name is Melinda and I have lived in NYC since 2008. So it's been 6 years wow! I work in a psychiatric hospital and I have a loving faith community here that I am so grateful for. I hope that you enjoy reading my thoughts on the things that matter most to me. Please comment! I would love this to be a conversation..
...is a twenty-something currently living and working in New York City. She was raised in Haiti, leaving her motherland to pursue her undergraduate and graduate studies abroad; but her heart never left. A creative soul, artist and traveler - she is also a passionate young professional in the sports & entertainment industry. Enjoy as she shares her musings through art and word.
...is a daughter of Haiti, traveled to the U.S in 2005 to continue her education. Having earned a degree in international business administration, her dream is to one day give back to her country of birth and heritage. She enjoys reading, baking, travelling, jotting down her thoughts on paper, & most importantly spending time with her hubby. She looks forward to sharing and exchanging thoughts in this creative space.
... is a Jersey girl, Penn Stater & above all Haitian. Following her completion of a degree in English she began the arduous task of figuring out what to do with the rest of her life. After trying out careers in the non-profit, legal and mobile technology fields she currently works in administration at Twitter. The long & winding journey towards self-discovery has led this creative soul to realize her dream job is one she has to create. And so, with much trepidation, she is in the process of starting her own business and hopes to one day return to her beloved Haiti where she can create job opportunities. She enjoys writing, reading, eating (not cooking), and exploring the great outdoors.
... is a Haitian singer-songwriter currently living in Philadelphia. Blogger, student, daydreamer.
My name is Kristine and I have been writing since my college years. I believe, writing is a form of expression through which my truest self is revealed. Experiencing and writing about Haiti has been one of the most enriching experiences. It has given me a a deeper understanding & appreciation of my country & culture. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with those ready to listen.
...I am Patricia, a human rights activist and social entrepreneur with a creative bone to boot. I will share on my stumbles and falls as well as my little victories in my quest to live a life in the service of others, while experiencing all that is good in the world along the way
...My name is Tania Smith. I am currently living and working in Morocco as Youth and Community Development practitioner for the United States Peace Corps. I was born in New York but raised in Haiti and am very passionate about women and gender issues within development. I'm very happy to be a part of the Anacaona team!
...I am a young dedicated dilettante with an adventurous and ambitious heart. With a commitment to working with under served communities, but no clear path in mind, I started my career in education, at first as a teaching fellow and now as an office manager in charter school operations. I see myself continuing to advocate for social justice. Nevertheless, as a 20 something year old living in New York, I live the common trope of a young woman in the midst of finding herself. The biggest step I’ve made towards that goal is reconnecting with my creative side. I know this can be a self-defining process through which I hope to allow my readers to get to know me, as I get to know myself.