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

The Social Justice Ten

Nadeen is at it again. Brilliant piece on politics and social justice representation

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So a question people tend to ask me often when they hear me declare my intention to vote, if of course who are you going to vote for.  That would be easy to understand if I voted along family lines, but I don’t.  I am the voter who loses all sense of what else is happening around her, who wants to catch each new item, each breaking story and who engages everyone she meets in conversations about the latest political hot topic.  Exhausting, so for this election my friend Latoya Nugent and myself have been bitten by the same bug, we want to delve some more into the political history and culture, into the voting behaviour and into the manifesto.  Having done that we still had not come up with a formula to figure out who to vote for.  But then after all we hit it, we came up with a…

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