The Cuba Freedom Collection
March 4 - April 1
126 Front St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Tues - Sat 5:30-11pm
- (718) 243-9005
Visiting Cuba for the first time gave me a sense of freedom that I never
experienced before. Being free from the modern-day pressure of society felt
liberating as Cubans lived the “simple life”. There were no Wi-Fi to check your
Instagram or Snapchat, no long distance calling to call home, and the Cuban
media is tightly controlled by the Cuban government; things that most
Americans take for granted.
Cuba has an international reputation of having a tough dictatorship and that
comes with a plethora of negative descriptions, but my friends and I
experienced the complete opposite. We saw a nation that spent quality time
with one another with engaging conversations instead of texting and saw groups of people who were not obsessed with scrolling down a timeline.
The restrictions Cubans experience would make most believe they have no
freedom living in a communist country but in fact, that is the very reason why
they experience freedom in a way we as Americans don’t. The ‘Cuba Freedom
Collection’ is a reflection of feeling positivity and the power of liberation the
beautiful island has to offer.