The Boy Who Never Celebrated Christmas

I’m the boy who never celebrated Christmas. My upbringing was the collision of two worlds, my faith and my culture. I was brought up in a deeply religious and conservative Seventh-day Adventist Christian home, but I was also raised in a deeply Haitian home. Everything we did revolved around one or both of those identities. […]

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My Girlfriend vs. My Apartment: A Lesson from a Messy Apartment

“Your room is a mess!” “Why can’t you ever put your clothes away?” “How can you live like this?” “I didn’t raise you to have such a messy room!” These were some of the things my mom would say when she saw my messy room growing up as a kid. Unfortunately, nothing has changed in […]

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