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Fashion Designer

TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS "I embrace my heritage and what Caribbean people represent." CGR: Tell us about your inspiration for your designs. Kristin: Being born and raised on a Caribbean island is enough inspiration to last for quite a few collections so the entire lifestyle of the Caribbean as well as my travels to Europe, South America and the US has also influenced some of my collections. CGR: How did you become trained in fashion design? Kristin: I have been sewing

Quadrille Dancer

ST. CROIX, US VIRGIN ISLANDS "Quadrille dancing is not for the faint of heart." CGR: What is your Caribbean heritage/where are you and generations back of your family from? Marion: Like much of the black people of the Caribbean, my family's heritage includes enslaved Africans.  We can trace my father's family back to the 1800's on the island of St. Croix, Danish West Indies.  Unfortunately, my mother's father is not listed on her birth certificate.  But according to family so

Soca Princess

US VIRGIN ISLANDS CGR: Who was your musical inspiration? Rudy: I started singing at an early age with my father in church. I sang gospel with him in church. My father is my musical inspiration. CGR: How do you feel as a female singing/performing in a predominantly male dominated industry? Rudy: It  can be challenging at times. But I can hold my own as a strong woman. CGR: So you’ve collaborated with major Caribbean artists like Machel Montano. Congrats on a great collabo wi

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