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My Epic Year

31 Dec

img_2563At the beginning of the year, we like to claim the year is going to be our year. Claim it in the name of JESUS! By declaring it, we hope to achieve bigger goals, starting a new diet or even becoming a better person. Some of us actually do keep up with these resolutions; however, to others- they all are forgotten by the first week of February.

The 2016’s year  was epic for me, positively and negatively. I have gone through so many journeys; it’s almost impossible to believe that it has only been 365 days. This year, I directed one of the many scripts I have written. It is one of my favorites- also a project that hits home whenever I talk about it. This year, “4:53” was born. It is a film focusing on Haitian mothers. I wanted to create a world where women are valued and strong. This film main goal was to show the rest of the universe how bold and capable are Black women. Though it has been a rough journey, I cannot wait to finish this project in the upcoming year.

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Thirty-year-old orphan Haitian woman become loving mother to 29 children

25 Jun

Myrlande “M.C” Charelus

mcharel@eagle.fgcu.edu

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Martine Decius, a 30-year-old orphaned Haitian woman, became the loving mother to 29 young children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Decius was born in Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital, in1981. Her father passed away when she was only 12 years old, leaving her to be raised by her mother and her three other siblings. During the devastating 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti, Decius lost her mother and lost contact with her siblings. She has been on her own ever since.

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