Trini Trent Radio: Two Worlds

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It’s hard out here for a Trinidadian trying to make a difference in the world, especially while being torn between a devotion to the motherland and the need to chase a dream.

This episode of Trini Trent Radio centres on my coming to America story, in which I reveal the main reasons for me leaving Trinidad and Tobago, and some of the struggles I have faced since arriving in New York City. It’s a tale of culture shock, marginalisation and isolation.

Also, I discuss my desire to return home and the pressures I feel to stay away. Why go back to country that does not value the contributions of young people? Why put myself in a position to battle ignorance and homophobia in every space of society?

This is more of a monologue than I expected but I hope my thoughts will help someone battling the same worries and fears.

Check out other episodes of Trini Trent Radio on iTunesSoundCloudStitcher and TuneIn Radio. If you are interested in contributing to the show, contact me via trinitrenttv@gmail.com!