DEAR READERS,

Dear Readers, I hope you grabbed your phone or computer, lit a candle, put some nice tunes on and are about to jump into reading these lovely interviews. I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time- a interview and photo series. Never did I expect that I would have the…

Cappuccino Nostalgia

A sip of cappuccino triggered a whole lot of Malagasy nostalgia. I wanted to share with you a descriptive, story-like timeline of what a Saturday might have looked like for me in Madagascar.

Ando Nirina Richard Rakotonomenjanahary

“My name is Ando Nirina Richard Rakotonomenjanahary. I was born October 20, 1973. I am proud of being from Antsirabe. I have 4 brothers and 4 sisters. I am in the middle. Even when I go to bed I was always in the middle. It was never something I desired but it was just like…

Praying for my TCKs❤️

They allowed me to enter into their world as TCKs (Third Culture Kids), man did I learn. I learned through the makeshift bow and arrows, Malagasy songs sung in the back of a pick-up truck, the fish eyeballs and Malagasy fruit they forced into my mouth because they knew I hadn’t tried either before, the…

Rota Rakotomalala

“My name is Rota Rakotomalala. I was born on October 19, 1988 in Antananarivo. I have lived in Mahajanga for 6 years. What I remember about my childhood was that my dad was a pastor and many times we went for the church to evangelize and when I got the microphone I would sing! So,…

Fidy

“I was born in Antananarivo on May 1969. I have been living in Mahajanga since 1989. I am from the North and there was violence. The school there is not well and both of my parents were teachers and wanted us [my siblings and I] to go to school here [Mahajanga]. I have 2 sisters…

Rasamoelijaona ny andry Tanjona

“My name is Rasamoelijaona ny andry Tanjona. I was born in Antananarivo on May 15, 1991. I have been living in Mahajanga since I was 8 years old, 1999.  I have two sisters, one younger and another older. One day when I was a child I remember playing at 12 o’clock, I don’t know what…

Paquerette Tahira Binatienne

“My name is Paquerette Tahira Binatienne.  I was born here in Mahajanga. I have 11 siblings and I am the 10th child. As the youngest I was spoiled even up till now! Even when I have problems all my siblings come to help me. They know I always cry since I was a little girl….

Georcellete Armand

“My name is Georcellete Armand, it’s French, but people call me Josy. I was born on February 2, 1977 in Mahajanga, Madagascar. I have 3 sisters, one is passed away, and three brothers. I am the youngest. For me, being the youngest is the same. I was not so spoiled. I am just normal- haha!…

Ny aina voaharimamonjy mahatoky

“My name is Ny aina voaharimamonjy mahatoky. I was born in the north of Madagascar on January 30, 1991. I have been living in Mahajanga since 2006, 12 years. I look after the guesthouse and before that I was working at Cyber Cafe. I have one sister and three brothers. One younger brother and two…