Blog Contest: How Would Knowing Your Roots Change Your Perception Of The Past, Your Interpretation Of The Present, And Your Aspirations For The Future? (Week 3)
Post your response in the comments section of our blog and you’ll have the chance to win a free African Ancestry Test Kit!
Each year, February is a big month for African Ancestry. We are fortunate to have opportunities to share the African Ancestry Experience, meet new people, and engage in conversations across the country. This year, we thought a contest would be a good way to reach even more people and hear your perspective on finding your roots. We will pose a question each week and reward the most thoughtful and insightful response with a free MatriClan or PatriClan Test Kit.
One of the comments I hear regularly is “Everyone wants to know where they’re from.” Is this really true? Our third question of the month is designed to understand whether or not knowing your roots would affect/has affected you and why.
This week we’d like to know: HOW WOULD KNOWING YOUR ROOTS CHANGE YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE PAST, YOUR INTERPRETATION OF THE PRESENT, AND YOUR ASPIRATIONS FOR THE FUTURE?
Post your response in the comments section of our blog between February 15th through 21st and you’ll have the chance to win a free African Ancestry Test Kit!
The winner will be announced on February 26th and will be chosen by President, Gina Paige and Scientific Director, Dr. Rick Kittles! See full contest rules here.
UPDATE 02/22/10: This contest is currently closed. But enter our Week 4 contest to try and win a free test kit.
Thanks to all of you who entered our third contest. We were excited by the intensity of the perspectives on how knowledge of ancestry would affect you. This week’s winner is T. L. Hill who added a unique dose of creativity to the contest. Congratulations T.L. Hill on winning an African Ancestry Test Kit!
Read T. L. Hill’s Response:
A student without a teacher
A soldier without a general
A child without a mother
Calling me faintly
Come to me that I may taste your wine
Partake of your essence and
Hush the voices
My forebearers calling calling
I know you
I’ve loved you
I embrace you
Sharing your beauty
A student has found her teacher
A soldier has found her general
A child has finally found her mother
I do not know if my poem can clearly convey my intent to answer your above question, but I truly hope that it does. There is a yearning inside of me that goes beyond my ability to express in simple words what the discovery of my ancestry would mean to me.