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Help Haitians, not the Disaster Capitalists

Help Haitians, not the Disaster Capitalists

Originally posted on Tillah Willah:
Disaster time again, for our sisters and brothers in Haiti. Already the vultures circle, using this tragedy as another opportunity to take advantage or worse, to engage in the pornography of suffering black bodies. Now is not the time for tears, hand-wringing, there are lots of organisations that are quietly doing…

Why am I here?

Originally when I started this site, it was meant to be an record of my exploration of feminism and how it could change my life and how I interact with and see the world (lots of “and”s there, huh?). Unfortunately it fell prey to my habit of procrastination and feelings of inadequacy about knowing what … Continue reading

Don’t talk bout me so!

Don’t talk bout me so!

How would you feel if every time the media spoke about people in your community, they used words like “victims”, “contaminated” and “sufferers”?   Wouldn’t you then hesitate to tell people that you were part of that community, even if you knew that this could be potentially hazardous to those you come into contact with? … Continue reading

Sex-Positive

I felt oddly liberated this weekend.  I sat in a room of media personnel and advocates for minority communities such as LGBT people, sex workers and persons infected with HIV and AIDS.  What struck me, in addition to the fact that these people were willing to put their faces out there on behalf of these … Continue reading

Welcome to my blog!

So I started this blog as part of my class and I hope that I will continue to use it during my journalistic career.  I’m going to try to find out what social issues I want to write about and share them in this space.  I hope that everyone who follows me will come along … Continue reading

Embracing our story and our culture

Embracing our story and our culture

This is the first ever article I wrote for the Trinidad Guardian, back when I was an intern. I’m very grateful to Carol Quash for giving me the opportunity to be published, since I was still very wet behind the ears. The picture below is a screen cap of the article as it appeared in … Continue reading