You see, being shy carries an innocent weight at 5. Considered quite sweet at 10, it began to weigh me down at 15 however, and at 17, it began to crush me.
I selfishly don’t want 2017 to end. I feel attached to this year because it’s the year my mom went to rest. I’m scared to lose 2017 because it feels like I’m holding on to a part of her.
Girls With Roots announces a change in its strategic direction beginning March 2017.
Girls With Roots began in 2014 with an idea for a Caribbean magazine. As time rolled on, that idea quickly evolved and Girls With Roots became an organisation filled with promise for truly redefining the Caribbean girl and woman.
My life by no means has been easy. It's been fun, enjoyable, meaningful, inspiring, spiritual but by no means.. easy. I've encountered pain from many angles. But does that change the simple construct that pain is an ever existing entity that will continue to come and go from my life?
Fundraising for a degree is definitely a worthy cause... A degree still has relevance for social mobility. At the micro level, an educated family member helps to open the door for more opportunities and prospects for their family becoming independent.
The Olympics is a motivational platform, a vision board and a life-coaching seminar. It offers so much inspiration to us the supporters who sometimes look at these athletes and think of ourselves as inadequate. These Caribbean girls and women brought us a height of inspiration that must be pointed out.
A "Pretty Powerful" event for girls in a Guyana community was conducted this July. Under the leadership of Debra and Tiffany Bazilio, this event offered the attendees an opportunity to learn more about themselves and empowered them to believe in the power of their dreams.
Who are you? What is your disability? Nicola Reefe, a Dominican national recently published her first novel which allowed readers to peer through her life which unbeknownst to many has been lived coping with what she dubs "an Ability."
Growing up, I had no clue how I was going to make my momma proud for claiming my culture. I should be loving up some saltfish and fig but I really wanted a burger with cheese fries. I snuck around to practice my new accent at home and I avoided the Caribbean community. not because I was ashamed but it was the price for fitting in.
Because, lets face it, this natural hair thing is hard!...amidst all the frustration, there are a three important life lessons that my natural hair has taught me.