There’s something to be said about missing home when you’re an immigrant. On one hand, where you currently reside has curated a plethora of memories that you treasure dearly; however, the familiarity and coziness of home still tugs at your heart-strings.
I’m not going to lie, this is the mindset I’had on November 30th – Barbados’ independence day.
With eight to nine hours of sunshine daily and surrounded by white sand beaches, this beautiful island where I was born has “a cultural diversity that makes it distinctively charming.” If it isn’t the savory food or the vibrant architecture, the genuine smiles of the people will enrapture you and the sound of Bajan dialect will put a smile on your face.
It would be an understatement for me to say that I missed my home. The tamarind balls, snow cones and plates of flying fish and coucou are only symbolic of my cravings for all things Barbadian as I live in the USA. However, I have been able to express the spirit of my nationality through my style and today is no exception!
In pairing the Barbados national colors – yellow, black and blue – in an innovative way, I get to represent my Bajan heritage with subtle pride.
How do you represent your heritage in your outfits?