‘What I Carried’ Volume Five: One Bear and Two Flags

In this installment of “What I Carried,” immigrant journalists share stories about sentimental objects they carry to remind them of home—one a stuffed bear and the other a set of medals with Caribbean flags.

Journalist Hannah Sheehan talks with The Haitian Times contributing editor Ayinde Jean-Baptiste about a pair of tags he once wore that represent his Haitian and Trinidadian roots.

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Colombian journalist Camila Osorio Avendano interviewed Israeli journalist and Feet in 2 Worlds contributor Yael Even Or about her favorite childhood toy—a stuffed bear she thought she’d outgrown but still keeps because it reminds her of Tel Aviv.

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Check out Volumes I, II, and III, and IV of the “What I Carried” series, and visit Cowbird to browse the entire collection of stories.  And please consider adding your own story. It’s easy and it’s free to join Cowbird.

Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation and the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation.

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