Danielle Bottex

The purpose of this photo shoot is to honor my newborn granddaughter Kelis Rose Joseph. At 69 years old, I am 50 years removed from leaving my native country of Haiti.

I am not called 'grandma' since I go by my self-proclaimed title of 'Mimie'.

I almost didn't participate in this shoot due to my shyness. However, when I thought about Kelis and visualized her smile and fearlessness, I realized it's crucial for me to leave her with these images that reflect my resilience, determination, and achievements