In June, we are beginning a new series titled Trini’s Livin’ In Xisle to highlight the narratives, experiences and achievements of Trinidadians and Tobagonians residing overseas. The purpose of this series is to showcase these Trinbagonians and share their enunciated stories with the world!
Trinidad Immigrants (Trini’s In Xisle)
In 2017, it is estimated 235,000 persons migrated from Trinidad and Tobago to the United States, with the majority of these new Trini’s Livin’ In Xisle were “likely to be employed in management, business, science, and arts occupations (37 percent). For many Trinidadians leaving the island is a conundrum because it affords an opportunity for individual progression but at times at a personal sacrifice. Having to assimilate into a new culture is never easy especially a new culture where your racial identity is paramount to how you are perceived by the larger community.
Allyson F. A Trini Livin’ In Xisle
Hi, I’m Allyson left Trinidad at the age of twenty-two years and married to my loving American Southern Gentleman for thirty-one years. Retired school teacher currently enjoying life travelling the world. The last three years have taken me to Europe, Africa & India now on my way through South America for the next year.
- Name: Allyson Fowler
- Migrated from Trinidad: 22 years old.
- Earliest memory of Trinidad: August vacation with family to Mayaro beach.
- Misses most about Trinidad: Family, Friends & Food.
- What are you most afraid of right now: Crime.
- The happiest moment of your Life: Getting Married to my Southern Gentleman.
- The saddest moment of your life: My Fathers death.
- Who is the most influential person in your life: My Father.
- Do you plan on returning to Trinidad to live and why: Can’t say.
How to Enter?
Do you want to be featured in the Trini’s Livin’ In X-isle series? Participation only requires five (5) minutes of your time to complete the 10-question survey @ http://bit.ly/Trinis-In-X-Isle. Each week I will feature one Trini’s Livin’ In X-isle submission on TriniInXisle.
In conclusion, if you are interested in participating or know of other Trinidadians living abroad; share the survey http://bit.ly/Trinis-In-X-Isle link. You can subscribe to this blog to see future Trini’s Livin’ In X-isle stories.