Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am a Black Bermudian woman, aged 37, married, and generally happy with my lot. I am presently based at the Research Unit of the School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan. I am active in various organisations and societies. Bermudian society remains my key personal research interest. Who am I? A little of everything I do, plus a little like my mother - which, all in all, is fine!
What's your story about?
My story is about my relationship with myself, with Britain and with Cardiff, my new home. I was born and raised in Bermuda, but since the age of 18 I have lived away from the land of my birth. During this period I have carried with me symbols of my home and my travels - rocks, fabric, pictures, sand (pink sand of Bermuda) calendars and yes, my two dolls. My story is about transformation and homecoming. The homecoming is finding Cardiff and becoming part of one of the oldest Black communities in Britain. The story is about introducing myself to Wales, saying 'I have arrived and my God - I love this place!!!
Why did you choose this particular story?
I wanted to work out the feeling of contentment and peace that I feel - to try and express why I wanted to live here and what I have to offer. Equally important, my story is about finding a way to explain to my husband why we can never leave!
What was the experience of making a digital story like?
Initially, the experience was troubling, because I am aware of the long history of Black people's material being 'stolen' and was not keen to sign away 'forever' my rights - in this or any other matter. I stuck it out, however, because I wanted to see what sort of exchange could be brokered and I am glad I did. As the particular workshop I was in was run during Black History Month and was specifically for Black and Minority Ethnic people, I was able to meet and get to know a number of people. All in all, a good experience.