Lilian Brown was born in 1949 and grew up in Bocas del Toro. Her paternal grandfather was from Germany and her paternal grandmother was from Jamaica. Lilian grew up to become an educator, but is today retired from her profession, and is now an activist in an organization of elderly people who are concerned about the preservation and celebration of Jamaican heritage. Although Lilian has never visited Jamaica, she wishes to go in the near future, since she believes that it would help her re-gain her roots and better understand her own cultural identity. Lilian loves to dance calypso, salsa, and merengue, and makes traditional dresses. She has three children.