Isabelle Maxis

Antioch College
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00:00:25 - Intro

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Partial Transcript: "I was born...in the hospital?"

Segment Synopsis: Isabelle talks about her experience in 3rd grade, her favorite subject of writing and her desire to be an engineer.

00:01:58 - Do you consider yourself Haitian and Why?

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Partial Transcript: "Yes, because my grandparents are Haitian"

Segment Synopsis: Isabelle tells me that she considers herself Haitian because her grandparents are Haitian.

00:02:20 - Do you consider yourself black?

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Partial Transcript: "Yes"

Segment Synopsis: Isabelle gives me a a confused look as to why asked her such a seemingly obvious question.

00:02:40 - What does being Haitian mean to you?

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Partial Transcript: "What do you mean?...Eating Haitian food almost everyday?"

Segment Synopsis: Isabelle talks about food initially and then mentions Haitian culture and language. Isabelle nods her head to affirm but being that these are audio interviews I ask her to verbally state her opinion.

00:04:44 - What does being black mean to you?

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Segment Synopsis: After some reflection, Isabelle shares some thoughts about her pride in being black

00:06:29 - What does it mean to you to be a Haitian Woman/ What do you admire most about the Haitian women in your life?

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Partial Transcript: "She brings me nice toys"; She gives me big hugs"

Segment Synopsis: This part of the interview was interesting because I had to realize that Isabelle wasn't familiar with the word "admire" and had to change the phrasing of the question. Isabelle says she her Grandma is funny, nice and she really like to cook with her.

00:09:04 - What does being a Haitian man mean to you?/ What stand out to you about the Haitian men in your life?

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Partial Transcript: "They like to tease me in a funny way"; "They watch after me when my grandma is not here"

Segment Synopsis: Isabelle speaks about the Haitian men in her life and the different ways that they support her"

00:10:59 - Best/Coolest thing about family

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Partial Transcript: "The last day of football and on Thanksgiving they make good food"; "That's two days ago"

Segment Synopsis: Isabelle talks about the delicious food and the how family watches her when she plays with her cousins.

00:13:01 - Has being Haitian changed for you over time?

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Partial Transcript: "No"

Segment Synopsis: Isabelle definitely felt a little in the hot seat towards the end of the interview but she shared that she didn't feel like being Haitian had changed for her over time.