MY IMMIGRANT STORY
Boston immigrants are sharing their personal stories and cultural heritage through storytelling and the arts.
Allegra performed "The Water" during the City of Boston's "Immigrant Heritage Month Virtual Celebration" in June 2020. Learn more about her story:
Allegra Fletcher is Afro-Caribbean Latina, her maternal grandparents coming from Honduras and Roatan, a Caribbean island off the coast. She spent the majority of her childhood in Dorchester and credits Boston's open mic scene and cultural leaders with providing safe and encouraging spaces for her to hone her songwriting as a teenager.
Allegra takes pride in the strength of the women in her life, especially of her grandmother, who came to the U.S. for a better life for her and her family with an elementary school education. With a bachelor's, a master's, and now pursuing a PhD, Allegra keeps her grandmother's story central, and seeks to honor her in her academic and creative endeavors.