NICOLE VAN STRAATUM

Suriname Journal

Vintage Van Straatum

Here is a photo of my father's siblings lounging on the same deck I've been swinging on the hammock these past two weeks. I am proud to share this photograph with you. Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname shall be called my home for the next couple months. Family is very important here, and the connection to understanding that through experience will guide me. The diversity and mixture of cultures makes me want to find out more of what it means to be "Surinamese".

At the same time, this opens me up to explore who I am today.

That is all apart of the journey.