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Chrissy Etienne is a black gender-queer immigrant poet born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Chrissy has been working as an activist, educator, and community organizer in New York City for the last five years. They are passionate about leading conversations at the intersections of faith, race, gender and class.

In their spare time, Chrissy can be found in their kitchen, recreating their grandmother's dishes. Chrissy believe in community care and practices a variety of healing modalities in order to witness and transform the intergenerational traumas carried by her communities. 

Recent Posts

Nov 06, 2016

Growing up in the Haitian immigrant community in Philadelphia, PA, I saw so many of my vulnerable neighbors living in fear. They worried, because at any moment their undocumented status might be revealed. For a time, my own family also lived with these anxieties. My mother often worried about her physical safety because she was acutely aware that being hurt or a victim of violence at home, at school, or in the streets meant that she could not call the police.

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