Let Me Abort if I Want

Dear Minister Tufton, I have seen the report in today's (November 5, 2017) Sunday Gleaner that women continue to turn up at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston & St. Andrew needing care because of botched abortions. We know this has been happening for many years. I also note that in your interview with the … Continue reading Let Me Abort if I Want

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’

My Womb: Who Owns it?

I am deviating a bit in this piece from my usual LGBT-themed posts to talk a little about women and their reproductive rights. I write about this because somewhere in the minds of a few (?) Jamaicans (and I suppose other nationalities) it is a woman’s duty to procreate and replenish the earth with offspring … Continue reading My Womb: Who Owns it?