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Bitter Cassava revival is sweet (June 26, 2016)

Bitter Cassava revival is sweet (June 26, 2016)

“Hell hath no fury like a woman wronged.” “Your sins will come back to haunt you.” These sayings embody the spirit of Bitter Cassava, which tells a story of betrayal and revenge with a strong Trinbagonian flavour, delivering several strong emotional blows with a sprinkling of comedy to relieve the tension. The story touches on … Continue reading

Diary of a mothering worker. June 15, 2016.

Originally posted on grrlscene:
Post 228. “On behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, I wish to convey heartfelt condolences to the President of the United States of America and the American People with respect to the unspeakable horrors of the June 12th attack on an Orlando, Florida nightclub,…

Tired

I am tired. Tired of having to defend my right as a woman to walk the streets and feel safe. I’m tired of reading and hearing “What was she wearing/doing?” when a woman is assaulted or killed. I’m tired of hearing “well she look for it” and “what you did expect?” I am tired of … Continue reading

Naked and Terrifying (October 4, 2015)

Naked and Terrifying (October 4, 2015)

The TTFF New Media showing on September 18 presented films which were all evocative in some way of the pressures that influence people in the most basic interactions in their modern everyday lives. Four pieces by filmmakers from across the Caribbean and T&T were displayed at the Medulla Gallery. ‘Pocket Lining’ by Lauren Marsden (T&T, … Continue reading

Caribbean Women’s Conference comes to T&T (October 4, 2015)

Caribbean Women’s Conference comes to T&T (October 4, 2015)

As LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) persons become more visible throughout the Caribbean, they have begun to advocate to reduce active discrimination in areas of education, healthcare, labour and entertainment, among many, and eliminate the stain of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Prevailing responses to anti-LGBTQI sentiment continue to focus on men who … Continue reading