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Preserving The Language

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Can you imagine a world where no one can communicate with one another? It's an equation for disaster! Language is vital on so many different levels. It's a no brainer that my identity in Christ is the most important aspect of my life, however language is not too far behind. It is the means that allows me to express feelings, thoughts, customs, and culture to the rest of the world. The fact that I was born in the Haitian culture, I'm entrusted with the responsibility to keep the heritage alive.

I was blessed to have been raised in a home where Haitian-Creole was the primary source of communication even though we were in America. The latter has paid tremendous dividends for me cognitively, socially, and financially. Now that I'm a parent, unfortunately this is not the case for my generation as we are raising our kids. The fact that my wife and I speak Creole with our children is a foreign concept to most second generation Haitians. It's so bad, we have first generation grandparents with limited English capacities who rather struggle to connect broken pieces of English together to communicate with their grandchildren instead of conversing with them in their native tongues.

I recently created Native Legacy LLC to empower my Haitian people with tools to preserve spirituality and culture. In addition to bilingual books and other interactive products, we're poised to launch practical everyday products to facilitate the movement. One of our core values is foundation. We believe it is the root of transformation, which is why we're starting with infant clothing to enable parents to begin the process at the very beginning. Our hope is to preserve our culture in order to be equipped to embrace the uniqueness of other diverse traditions around the world.

Click here to check out the full line of onesies and other practical items. Use the coupon code FIRST20 to enjoy 20% savings on all items! Offer ends 11/17/2020


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