American or Trinidadian

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Monday, November 08, 1999

Janelle Lewis is 19-years-old and her report tracks her lifelong quest: figuring out whether she's American or Trini, or both - and why.

Janelle's mom thinks she has a split personality. That's because Janelle was born in the United States, but likes to identify herself as Trini. Her mom, dad, and sister were all born in Trinidad, and Trinidadian culture is everywhere she looks in her Brooklyn neighborhood.


Janelle Lewis

Comments [3]

Janelle Lewis from Brooklyn NY

Glad to see other Trini Americans can relate and I am not as insane as my Mother thinks I am! Lol! No matter what I will always be Trini to de Bone!

Jul. 20 2011 04:32 PM
Keon Joseph from TRINIDAD


Dec. 03 2010 01:37 PM
shanna from East N.Y. Brooklyn

Girl i thought i was the only one! I'm born in America myself and I think that i am 'trini to di bone'. I think im a proud trini so much i even have it tattooed on my back! You are not the only one and i just realize that I'm not the only one who felt like this. I say where ever you are from or born in a certain place if you feel that your background makes you who you are, embrace it!

Dec. 02 2010 03:52 PM

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