‘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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Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.