Rape Culture is an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalised and excused in the media and popular culture. I grew up in the Caribbean. When most people around the world think of the what comes to their mind is beauty, vibrancy, delicious cuisine, sun, sea, infectious music and a chilled out vibe. While these things are true of the Caribbean and while I am forever proud to be a Caribbean woman, there is a dark and incredibly ugly side which we try our best to hide, but which needs to be it up in great big spot lights for the world to see in all its disgraceful glory!! I am from Trinidad, so I speak specifically with reference to Trinidad BUT it is not unique to this island, by any means.
Life after divorce
LIFE AFTER DIVORCE I won't lie to you, divorce is hard as hell! However, the good news is, it is not the end of the world. It can be if you let it, let's be real here. You are in control of how you allow it to affect you. You can move on with your… Continue reading Life after divorce
My World Gone Mad
Today, the day before Ash Wednesday, in my beautiful, unique, cultural island of Trinidad and Tobago, is Carnival Tuesday. A celebration, not to be confused with any of the half-baked imitations, is a celebration of our freedom – freedom of the flesh, of the mind, body and soul. A celebration of our art forms, a… Continue reading My World Gone Mad
This is Me
Have you ever been for an interview and they ask "So tell me about yourself"? It's meant to be one of the toughest interview questions because what on earth are you supposed to say, right?! It was not until I started conducting interviews myself that I discovered they want you to say what it is… Continue reading This is Me