‘Waging War’

There is a 'waging war' on Twitter about employees who seem to have a 'bad' attitude towards their work and the cause possibly being an unkind work environment and not being paid well. I tweeted the following in response: If you are an employer, create an environment that allows your employees to work with dignity … Continue reading ‘Waging War’

The Unsilencing & Inspiration of ‘Me Too’

I’ve been reading many tweets, Facebook posts and articles about ‘me too’. The number of people using those five letters is a reminder of how pervasive sexual violence is in communities around the world, in communities across the Caribbean, and in communities at home – Jamaica. Survivors are talking. Silencing – one of the features … Continue reading The Unsilencing & Inspiration of ‘Me Too’

Children: Whose Responsibility?

A couple days ago the official Twitter handle of Prime Minister Andrew Holness tweeted that 'Social responsibility means you should have the children you can afford to give the best life.' I saw it this afternoon thanks to a colleague who retweeted it. The tweet reminded me of a conversation I had with a few people … Continue reading Children: Whose Responsibility?

A love letter to my mentors

The first time I heard the term ‘unplanned mentor’ was actually just a couple years ago. Strange, but true. At the time, it was Imani Duncan Price who was articulating her mentorship relationship with Omar Davies, and the impact it had on her professional development. I didn’t ever have mentors – planned or unplanned. I did … Continue reading A love letter to my mentors

Finding Common Ground: Where #EvilSpirts and #GoodSpirits Converge

Yesterday I attended the #EvilSpirits forum that was put on by Wayne West and the team at the JSSACHAR Foundation. The forum was quite interesting and indeed spirited, but not very confrontational in my opinion, which was a pleasant surprise. It was a truth-stretching space, stretched so much that one would wonder if it was … Continue reading Finding Common Ground: Where #EvilSpirts and #GoodSpirits Converge