Day 69:50These 2 Canadian women changed their names to honour their roots
When you walk into Ashante Infantry’s living room, it’s hard to miss the writing on the wall. Large twig letters, crafted by Canadian artist Roisin Cadieux, spell Infantry’s full name.
Infantry grew up in Brampton, Ont., after her parents immigrated to Canada from Jamaica.
It was roughly 30 years ago, the veteran journalist changed her name to reflect her African ancestry.
“I really tried to configure something that was a nod to African heritage, but was also unique to me,” she said.
Infantry says the name Ashante came to her because of the
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