WE ARE: A Nation of Immigrants - New Haven 2018
Trinidad & Tobago
New Haven Green A6
Current occupation: Quality management assistant; doctoral candidate
Reason for migration: I came here as a young mother because I could not get the resources I needed to care for myself and my child.
Commentary: My experiences in this country have been a kaleidoscope of good and bad. At the very worst, I’ve had people tell me to get out of a room. I’ve had people spray Lysol, make fun of my accent. I’ve had food thrown at me. I’ve been told that I don’t belong here. But I have also had great laughs, I have been able to have my voice heard without fear – freedom of speech is the biggest blessing! -- and I’ve been able to help others as well. All in all, I am happy here. And I have been able to raise two children successfully.