"Bwa pi wo di li wè lwen, men grenn pwomennen di li wè pi lwen pase l."

Project Goal

Document a series of interviews with Haitian immigrants and first generation Haitian American to amplify our stories using a variety of multimedia formats.

Project Overview

My name is Tamika Faurelus and I am a 18 year old, first generation Haitian American from Brooklyn, NY. I grew up surrounded by Hatian people and inudated in Haitian culture. However, I have never visited Haiti and, considering it's current socio-economic climate (not to mention Covid), traveling is not possible for many of us.Yet, although there may be barriers to experiencing my Mother's land first hand, I believe that, to grow and reach my highest potential, it is crucial for me and other young Haitians like myself, to know our roots and understand our culture.And yes, I understand that there are many books and documentaries that cover Haiti. However, I desire to explore, reflect and connect with Haiti's culture from the best source available to me; You, the Haitian Immigrant. I want to learn more about Haiti from the living memories of Haitians who have experienced the country and it's culture first hand.I want to connect, memorialize, and celebrate the beauty, struggle and resilience of Haiti in a way that' is meaningful to me and Haitians of my generation. To go further, and to see even further we must often look back.-Tamika Faurelus

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