01 Dear IRMARIA,

01 Dear IRMARIA,

A LETTER TO HER

 

 

 

Dear Irmaria,

 

one year.

 

One year since I had to climb through trees and fallen power poles on impassable roads to my family’s houses to make sure they were alright.

 

Headlines

 

 

 

One year since I saw homes that I grew up in completely destroyed.

 

One year since I didn’t know if some of my friends were still alive for weeks.

 

 

 

red puffer  

 

One year since I watched my island get torn apart.

 

One year since our beautiful beach shores were littered with dead corals and ocean life.

lime windbreaker

One year since we had to live without electricity for months.

 

 

hand stitching

 

 

One year since I learned a lot about the world, people, and myself. But also, it has been one year since my fellow Virgin Islanders have come together as a people, as a community, and as a family to help each other in any way we can. 

 

 

looks

 

 

 

We lost a lot in these hurricanes…But we gained a lot too. 

Originally written by Genna LaPlace

 

 

 

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02 An Original CaribBaby

02 An Original CaribBaby