Introducing: Soukena Jn Jacques for “Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti”


Soukena and I first met at a Haiti fundraising event last October. She was a goodwill ambassador for Fresh Water Pop up Shop, a fundraiser to bring fresh water to Haiti. When we were introduced, I was told that we once attended the same school in Haiti. After that evening, I contacted her via twitter to link up because I was interested in hearing what she has been up to, and how she feels entirely about our homeland, Haiti. The very first night we decided to meet up after the event, although we barely knew each other, it was as if we had been friends for a long time. We had such a good time just goofing around Madison Square Park under the holiday lights! You don’t believe me? Click here.

After I met Soukena that night, I went home knowing we would work together in the future. I just didn’t know what we would be doing next. Later on, I became inspired to write “Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti” because of the time I spent with her and Ania both on separate occasions. Since I’ve already introduced Ania to you, I thought it would only be fair if you got to know Soukena a bit too!

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Born in Miami and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Soukena Jean-Jacques moved to the beautiful, quiet town of Providence, Rhode Island when she was 12. She is currently based in New York City to pursue a career in the fashion design and styling industry. Soukena is consistently working on a styling portfolio and some sketches of her own. The stunning Sagittarius describes herself as spontaneous, adventurous, and curious.

“I’m a Sagittarius, and I have to say that we’re spontaneous people. We love to explore, try new things, and we’re curious! There’s not really a thing we wouldn’t try, even if it might leave a scar behind. My hobbies include: paintball shooting, rock climbing, a little soccer, and (my favorite of all) shooting  bones and arrows, a hobby I picked up at camp when I was younger.”

About Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti

“This project should be a continuous project. I’m just in love with the idea. There’s nothing being done right now and it’s an opportunity for Haitian women to have a voice. I’m happy to be a part of it and share memorable moments with these amazing ladies. Just thinking about it right now gives me a smile.”

“Haiti is underrated. It’s a beautiful country with a fascinating history. I want more people to know who we are, our culture and where were located on the map… And yes I’m Haitian!”

Stay tuned for more ladies and Gentlemen! The video is currently being edited. I can’t wait to share it with you all!


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 For more on Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti, visit the following links:

Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti- Introduction

Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti- Behind the scenes

Ania for Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti

8 Comments on Introducing: Soukena Jn Jacques for “Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti”

  1. MJ
    February 21, 2013 at 7:52 am (3 years ago)

    She’s gorgeous! I remember your first post with you and her out and about. Looking forward to the project.

    • findingpaola
      February 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm (3 years ago)

      She is, and she is such a humble and talented young woman! You’ll definitely see more of her on here. Haha.

  2. Scott Mitchell
    February 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm (3 years ago)

    She’s beautiful. I look forward to reading and seeing more of the project there too


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