ABOUT THE EDITOR
Hi there, I am Tynisha C. Leon, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of DASHEEN magazine! Allow me to welcome you to a new space carved out for all of us who feel that strong connection as sons and daughters of the soil–that is the Caribbean region.
It’s easy to see how a Tynisha became a Dasheen. It makes perfect sense if you understand that DASHEEN magazine was birthed from that need to reconnect with a cultural heritage (Kittitian & West Indian) that was fierce, filling and most often bore a feminine carriage. I’ve also been called Dasheen more often than Tynisha within this space I created in April 2010 and I appreciate the love to the fullest!
DASHEEN magazine is YOU! And as such, I am privileged to tell YOUR story.
I make no distinction between those who are born and bred, or those who have been adopted. First generation, second generation, no relation, you better know you’re welcome to this Caribbean Fest! Wherever we may call home, especially for those of us who are not privileged to feel that tradewind carrying us through this life on the daily, this one is for us!
As someone who was born in St. Kitts, West Indies, calls St. Croix, Virgin Islands a second home and lived and studied in New York and now resides in Florida, I can attest to the Caribbean community and Diaspora as global. I feel my roots here, and there, and I am ever proud to be called one out of many!
Stick with me as I ramp up activities and continue bringing you VIEWS, VOICES and VISION straight from the heart of DASHEEN.
Tynisha aka Dasheen
Last updated by Tynisha C. Leon on 10.