Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York. Trinidadian parents.
Like many Caribbean women, Carla Hill has transitioned into, and out of, different countries and cultures. What is the most important, however, is how we self-identify. Carla Hillâ€™s parents were born in Trinidad and Tobago. She identifies herself as a Trinidadian, even though she was born in Brooklyn, New York.
Birthplace: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Residence: Miami, Florida, USA
Growing up in Trinidad, Rachael Sheppard was heavily influenced by the culture and beauty of her island, and the creativity of the exotic and colorful costumes in her native Trinidadian Carnivals. Trinidadâ€™s Carnival, a national party of costumes, Soca music, dancing and wild celebrations in the streets, takes place annually on the Monday and Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday.
Age: Early 50's
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Residence: Jay Peak, Vermont, USA
Jamaican-born and raised, Sarita (Cawston) Khan graduated high school in Kingston, Jamaica. The first in her family to be awarded a university degree, Khan has a B.A. in Communications â€“ Journalism, from the University of Miami. She is pursuing a Masterâ€™s degree in Integrated Holistic Health, with a specialization in Energy Medicine.
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Residence: Miami, Florida
Adriana Zamoraâ€™s mother, Margarita â€“ a young widow â€“ took Cuban-born Adriana out of Havana in 1959, at the age of seven, to live in Costa Rica. Zamoraâ€™s father had died when she was three. â€œWe left when Fidel Castroâ€™s regime started,â€ says Zamora. In 1961, her mother moved them again, this time from Costa Rica to Miami, Florida.