As a Haitian-American (Black) woman, I can say that, particular to my experience, there are some things would cause whole uproar in Haitian people should they disappear. Sure, this is completely up for debate, but the importance of the following things can never go unrecognized.
OVERTURE...With all that is happening in the world — the pending election of either evil or evil-er to the United States presidency, the ever-present process of gentrification in my own backyard, the slandering of Black women’s edges while they slay gold-medal rankings at the Olympics and my own personal struggles (e.g. to find proper hair moisturizer for my locs) — I feel almost guilty writing a piece whose purpose is neither to critique nor evaluate nor call to protest. SIKE. The goal of this piece is to simply reflect and that is important. I have no guilt about that.
Ignace merges her passion for public heath and global health in her dance, her writing, and research interests.