How did this book come about? Back in 2015, news of the deportation issue in the DR flooded my timelines and news channels. I felt heartbroken, I felt helpless as I read about those who were now "stateless" and faced the uncertainty of an unknown future. I'm not a doctor - where I can heal people. I'm not a lawyer - where I can defend their rights. I am not an architect - where I can rebuild homes and towns. All I knew was to pray to God for His mercy on all those involved on both sides. Then, a Dominican friend of mine asked if there was anything she could do. I directed her to a list of organizations who have and are doing work on the frontlines. Still, I wanted to "do something." 2016 rolled around, and we decided to collaborate on a project - a Haitian author and a Dominican artist, showing the world that we can work together for the common good. It took more than a year, but the book was finally published on... Inauguration Day. That was intentional. We can't leave it up to others for the positive change we wish to see in the world. We must do our part wherever we are using whatever we have to positively impact our communities, locally, nationally, and internationally. I want to change the narrative that has been told about Haiti. I want to inspire the young minds to look at Haiti in a different way. In the first year of release (2017), all proceeds from my children's book, "Haiti Is," will go to two organizations who help address the needs of the Haitian people -Anseye Pou Ayiti and Yspaniola. They are on the front lines doing the much needed work. Check them out and support the GREAT work they are doing with your money, time, or support! @anseyepouayiti @Yspaniola
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