We’d been cleaning his wounds for nearly a week. A terrible burn on his heel that was nearly to the bone, infected and dirty. Him and his brother were all students in my school so I knew a lot about him, but not everything. One day he showed up with a beautiful young girl,Continue reading “Wrestling.”
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Child Slavery in Haiti…
I was recently given the opportunity to write a piece on child slavery in Haiti for an online magazine called SheLoves… “Megan! Megan! Come, see! Someone is here for you!” I heard my neighbor yelling from the front gate. As I tried to see who it was through the downpour and the dark, I decided toContinue reading “Child Slavery in Haiti…”
Freedom Reigns in this place.
The longer I am here, the more I realize, no matter how well I know Creole, no matter how many people I know in Gressier, no matter how many people call me “White Haitian” (and treat me as an equal) and no matter how well I “integrate” into this community…it always falls back to theContinue reading “Freedom Reigns in this place.”
The Real World.
I peaked over his shoulder as he flipped through the book slowly, my heart sunk deeper and deeper into my stomach with each page he turned. I KNEW the truth of this situation. I KNEW the background of my children here, but for some reason seeing it on paper made it more real. IT MadeContinue reading “The Real World.”