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Church dress
Church dress

In Haiti, children were required to dress somewhat formal when going somewhere in public. Schools always had uniforms, there was never a school without uniforms. My parents were the ones to always dress my sister and I, and whatever we had on was what we were leaving on. When it was time for me to come to the United States, both my sister and I wore fancy church dresses. Now, that we have been living here for a while, the way we dress when were heading out is completely different than how we used to dress back I our home country.Here  you have the option to wear whatever  you want, and not every schools requires uniforms. If you were to go to school in Haiti with you shirt untucked, hair not done, etc, you'll either be sent back home to fix yourself or get detention. For me my parents made sure I met all dress code requirements so I did not have to go through all that hassle at school. This story is important to share because it will show people that immigrating to a another country will change the customs you used to follow. The way I dress to school now is not the way I would be dressing if I was back in Haiti. It also change your perspective on the customs you used to follow, they will seem weird.

Place(s): Haiti
Year: 2007

– Mathilda Bruny

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