Oral histories

Betty

Betty

Betty was given an impossible choice as a teenager. Stay with the aunt and uncle who raised her in

Ashley

Ashley

Left with her grandmother in Jamaica aged 2, Ashley is 16 when she joins her mother in New York.

C.H.

C.H.

C.H. was shuttled to 3 different households when his parents left for London. He experienced

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BSP0006 – Anonymous

Three years after being left behind in Haiti, a lie brings her to New York and away from the

Tonni

Tonni

Struggling with being a black child in small town Canada, Tonni asked to be sent back to Trinidad

Llanor

Llanor

The strong bond between Llanor and her aunt was forged when Llanor was left in her care as a.

Marie

Marie

Marie was first cared for in Haiti by a maid and then an aunt. At 8 years old she joined her

Melissa

Melissa

Melissa enjoyed a vibrant family and community life in Trinidad until her grandmother’s death

Samantha

Samantha

Born in London, Sam was taken to Guyana at 6 months old and left with an aunt for two years, while