My name is Benilda Pacheco Beretta who sometimes goes by the name Bennie. I was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico in 1950…yes a long time ago, but I wouldn’t trade a second, a minute, an hour of what my life has been or what it will become. In 1951 my family decided to make the journey to New York City, specifically, the Bronx where I resided for almost thirty years. I have many interests but the main ones are photography, video art, singing jazz, performance, and writing. I’m a wife, mother and grandmother and I’m blessed to have them all in my life. I hope you can take a moment and peek into my life, and take the journey with me. Oh…before I forget I’m an expat in the France now.