Family [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee] a collection of souls intimately connected by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Regrettably, requiems and nuptials inescapably bring our family together. The Flores, Jennings, and Morris families made the journey to 🇹🇹 for the funeral services for Matriarch Ma Morris on May 17, 2019.
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!
I am a 🇹🇹 by birth, but I currently live in Maryland, 🇺🇸. I still, however, acknowledge Trinidad and Tobago and its culture as home and the space in which I feel most comfy. One of Trinidad’s most renowned commodities is Trinidad Carnival and thousands congregate on the island every year for the annual festivities.
Earlier this week on January 15, 2019, Martin Luther King Junior would have turned 90 if his life hadn’t been abruptly ended by an assassin on April 4, 1968. In 2019, MLK Jr. day is being observed for the first time by the company I work for and the company is urging employees to engage in a National Day of Service in recognition of MLK’s life and legacy. The company’s acknowledgement for me is both a sign of momentum and anxiety in the comprehensive dialogue about Diversity & Inclusion in America.
On the road again this week for 🧳, the standard round trip between Baltimore and Long Island. As I have wrinkled, the modernity of travel has depreciated quite a bit.