|Posted on December 21, 2009 at 12:40 PM|
The BELTIFI OF THE MONTH was created to showcase the accomplishments and merits of young Haitian-American woman. Established to create a unity in the Haitian community, our mission is help develop new leaders in our era. For the month of December, we introduce to you Jennifer Laroche, a BelTiFi that embodies sophistication, elegance, and grace.
BEL: How do you embody a BelTiFi?
JL: I feel I embody a BelTiFi because I am a strong, beautiful brown-skinned Haitian, African American and I am proud of my culture and where I come from. I strive to be as successful as can be and am currently a professional dancer performing as a Radio City Rockette, traveling the country performing in front of hundreds of thousands of people. Meanwhile, I am producing my own hosiery line specifically designed for African American women. I am caring, educated and very close with my family. I just want to contribute my knowledge and loveto the rest of the world.
BEL: How does being a Haitian Women reflect through you and your personal endeavors?
JL: I believe that there is a misconception of African american females, especially Haitian females. Being dark-skinned, I have experienced criticism and negativity and it becomes hard to deal with, but because I am proud and come from my strong & beautiful haitian mother I know that ignorance is an unfornate part of life. But as long as I know who I am and show those ignorant people how beautiful, sophsticated, and intelligent Haitian women really are, I know I am doing my part to make my country proud.
BEL: What are some of your recent accomplishments?
JL: I graduated college cum laude and moved to the big city(NYC) to become a performer and succeeded quite quickly. I started mycareer with a bang so I only expect to grow from here.
BEL: Why do you think BelTiFi is vital in our community?
JL: I feel it is important to shine this light on the tremendous women that come from a country of poverty. Young girls can see this group and feel a part of something truly amazing and feel proud of that.
BEL: Any Major Announcements?
JL: Yes! Be on the look out for a spectacular hosiery line by Jenny Laroche! It is still in the beginning stages so there is no specific date, but keep in eye out over the next couple of months. I love being a BelTiFi!!
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