Chicken, rice, and beans

Rice, Beans, Chicken
Rice, Beans, Chicken

In my culture, I have many different things that remind me of where I come from. Ever since I was little my parents always used to cook rice, beans, and chicken. Not only for me but for the whole family and when we eat we don't eat separate plates, we eat in the same bowl as a family. Making sure everyone is looking at their food, holding the plate and no one talking as a matter of respect. Me coming to the United States from Guinea doing that reminds me of back home because it's not common for families to do that here its very rare.

My aunt has a background of making our traditional clothes for special events like baby showers, weddings, and much more. When I came to the United States I would always think that my cultural clothes would be lame or not popping if you know what I mean but, It turns out that our clothes are very popular out here. Even white people wearing them. Me seeing this really has a big impact on me because I feel like people wearing our cultural clothes is a big support to the African community and makes me feel like I'm back home in my village. Being a part of the African community is a blessing I enjoy being African. The food, the clothes, the way we talk , just everything about it is just so amazing and makes me who I am today. I wouldn’t trade my culture for anything at all. 

Place(s): Guinea
Year: 2011

– Mo Bah

Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child