Two Parrots

The reason I chose the painting of the two birds on the branches is because the two birds show the two different immigration stories my parents have. I also have a very similar painting in my living room that my grandfather gave to my mother as a sign to remember him of when he passes away. On my mothers side my great grandmother who recently passed away was the first person in my family to migrate to america from Haiti. She was a teenager when she came on her own looking for more opportunity that was here and not where she came from. After that she had my grandmother and two other kids which are my grand uncles i guess. Then she had my mother who had me, which make me 4th generation immigrants. On my fathers side my father was the first to immigrate from Grenada to England. He lived in England for a while then he decided to come over to the united states where he met mother.

– Derek Johnson

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more