Glory Joseph is a 34-year-old Haitian American living in Kansas City, MO. She discusses the duality of paying respect to her culturally-conservative Haitian roots while falling in love and raising a family against the backdrop of a more liberal America.
Glory and her husband, Idalbert, run the nonprofit organization, Glory House Services. GHS works to improve the lives of Haitian Americans in the Kansas City area by providing them resources and networking opportunities they couldn't otherwise access. GHS also actively sponsors several teachers in Northern Haiti. By funding teachers, GHS is able to ensure that children in Haiti can go to school for free. GHS seeks to bring rural communities together, facilitate education, and raise general standards of living in Haiti. Donate here.
Full Haitian American series and fundraiser coming in 2013.
Photographs by Ingrid LaSorsa.