It is incredibly hard to dive off into the unknown, open, anything-can-catch-you-and-kill-you sea when you are comfortable in a warm bed with freshly washed sheets and a steady paycheck. Safiya Nygaard inspires me. If you are unaware, she is a former Buzzfeed creator who ditched the seemingly green grass fields of the Los Angeles unit… Continue reading Bold, Boss Bitch Business – Safiya Nygaard
This is a letter I wrote for the Jamaica Observer that was published today, January 26th about the high cost of rent in Kingston. You can check out the original on their website: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/letters/We-can-t-afford-Kingston-s-rent-costs_49296 Dear Editor, I must say that I am in absolute agreement with Andrew King’s January 19, 2016 article ‘Affordable housing crisis… Continue reading We can’t afford Kingston’s rent costs
It's 8:48 a.m. New Year's Eve (Old Year's Day) 2015. I'm broke from Christmas, annoyed with my living situation, confused about my next move and immensely grateful for all of it. This is already starting to sound like a Graduation speech, you know, whatever. So it go sometimes. This post is a part of my… Continue reading New Year, New…?
Great observations and research. This article pretty much covers the whole saga. #SpeakUpUWI
The University of the West Indies’ repeated claims that it was clueless about the level of gender-based violence (GBV), or any violence on its campus for that matter, because it “cannot admit to a phenomenon that is not supported by data collected by UWI” are damaging the institution. They are an embarrassment because they lead to the inevitable conclusion that there are fundamental problems with UWI’S methods of data collection. Either that or the methods are designed to evade collection of data that would indicate beyond any shadow of a doubt the enormity of the problem.
Because of course the University’s claims that GBV is not a major issue at the university flies in the face of the experience of students who have to live and work on its campus. For the first time in a long time students mobilized social media to make their views known using the hashtag…
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So in the middle of the I writing up a 1000 word essay due at 11 p.m. tonight I come across an article from the Gleaner about a student being physically assaulted on the UWI campus. This article to be precise --> tinyurl.com/n6unmnn So OF COURSE me with my nuff self muss have to research this… Continue reading #SpeakUpUWI
Tucked away in our subconscious is an idyllic vision. We are traveling by train, out the windows, we drink in the passing scenes of children waving at a crossing, cattle grazing on a distant hillside, row upon row of corn and wheat, flatlands and valleys, mountains and rolling hillsides and city skylines. But uppermost in… Continue reading Just a poem I found and love.
Recently, one of my favourite incoming UWI students/Prestonites asked me to make her a list of essentials for her first year at University. So here is what I came up with. If you think of any others that I may have missed out please add them in the comments below. Enjoy! 😀 Personal Stuff 1.… Continue reading Fresher’s Packing List