Now that I’ve got my momentum back, it’s time to revisit the #Chronicle150 — and who better to reintroduce you to the series than a powerful entry from Jeremy Anthony Goring?
I have to apologise to Jeremy for this one. I wanted to get his piece out way earlier, but one look at my to-do lists reminded me just how much I’d let slip of late. So, I took some time to get things back on track before I could properly address my personal projects. And now that the hustle game feels like it’s back where it’s supposed to be, I can take a break now and again from the business side to share some honest and truly important stories.
Jeremy’s story is truly one of redemption, seeing him rise from the lowest of lows to a life where he truly controls his destiny and forged a life worth living!
So the next time you think you’ve got it bad or lack the motivation to keep pressing on, I need you to come back and read this post. Jeremy’s story is truly inspiring—the kind I think would help so many others in need!
Do enjoy the read and I’ll see you at the next post!
1) What does being Black Canadian mean to you?
To me being a Black Canadian means being a proud representative of my cultural roots from the West Indies while simultaneously celebrating my nationality as a Canadian. As I travel the world, I have a renewed understanding and appreciation of what being a Black Canadian is. We are international symbols of peace, humility and unity. Despite challenges and hurdles that still exist and require necessary attention, being a Black Canadian is a distinct honour and privilege, bar none.
2) What’s your experience been like as a Black Canadian and how has it shaped who you are today?
That is a very loaded question for me. I have had so many positive experiences balanced by an equal number of challenges placed on my path. My upbringing was of humble origins. My mother and father migrated to Canada from Grenada and Bermuda. I grew up in a thriving family business which eventually collapsed and resulted in the loss of all our possessions and home. Homelessness was followed by depression and then anger resulting in poor decision making. A young Black man tangled up in the legal system was an experience of a lifetime.