Lise Robinson: A Celebration of My Caribbean American Heritage

  • Tell us a bit about your Caribbean background?
  • Where did you grow up?
  • How did where you grew up impact you?
  • What does National Caribbean American Heritage Month mean to you?
  • How has your Caribbean heritage influenced you throughout your life?
  • addressing others as Mrs./Mr. especially if they are old enough to be my parent.
  • taking off my shoes before walking into someone’s home.
  • the Caribbean need to barter, find a good deal and never pay full price.
  • the beach is in my DNA, it heals all infirmities and ailments.
  • coming from a good Caribbean family is like inheriting wealth and a legacy.
  • Haitian cuisine combines cooking traditions taken from the African continent, France, the indigenous Taino people, Spain, and the Arabs and our cuisine cannot be lumped together with Caribbean cuisines, because it is unique and distinctly Haitian.
  • I always feel proud of my rich and full heritage, and that pride has directly contributed to my confidence and success.
  • How does your Caribbean heritage influence your current work?
  • Is there anything else you would like to share?

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