Hilary: Defining Culture

Hilary. Faces of the Festival 2019. Steven Meckler photo

I was born and raised in London to Jamaican parents, both of whom left Jamaica when they were in their late teens. They have lived in England since then. I have the Jamaican culture, I have the British culture. I left England and came to the States in 2005. I have lived in three different states and believe each state has its own culture. So now, I’m also a little bit North Dakota, a little bit Tucson, and a little bit Atlanta, where I live now. 

I am proud of becoming who I am. I think that when you feel comfortable, content, and at peace with who you are, it’s something to be proud of. But it took me a long time. It’s a journey. Tucson Meet Yourself educates people. They come here and don’t realize they’re being educated. I think that’s the secret sauce that we should really keep going forever and ever. 


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