Change is constant and this summer in Brooklyn has forced me to reflect on the innumerable changes this borough has undertaken in recent years, much like myself. As one of the most recognized places in the world, Brooklyn has created a strong imprint culminating from the savory mix of cultures you can find here. Its growth from the crime ridden cautionary tale to the … Continue reading Making Your Mark
Over the past two weeks, one thing has been made clear: the authority figures of Trinidad and Tobago add fuel to the fire that is burning down the country. With the steady, almost daily, increase of violence against women, citizens find themselves consistently questioning the direction of the country and what measures can and should be taking place for the safety of women. There has been … Continue reading When Your Leaders Help Create Monsters
“Women have the responsibility to ensure they are not abused.” – Mayor Raymond Tim Kee, 2016 Trinidad & Tobago After a hectic two days of music and revelry in the streets of Port-of-Spain, Ash Wednesday 2016 was a sobering jolt back to reality for the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) as the Mayor’s words echoed throughout the country. It took me awhile to gather my thoughts before I … Continue reading The Sexist and Misogynist Dark Side of T&T Carnival
As modern women, we are faced with a plethora of expectations bombarding us on a daily basis. It has become such an issue, whereby it is almost impossible to go a day without seeing an article or post about women burning themselves out trying to be everything to everyone. This is a topic I myself would be exploring as often as possible because it is … Continue reading From Success to Starting Over with Necole Bitchie
After a couple of months hiatus while on sabbatical in the Caribbean, I am back to face the music during my favorite month of the year – February! It’s New York Fashion Week, Black History (Her-Story) Month, Valentine’s Day and most importantly my birthday this month. So I’m extremely excited to be back as the #BossLady in charge with new ideas, fashion and feminist … Continue reading Hello February, I’m Back!
by Keishel A. Williams At the age of 13, I sat on my grandmother’s steps in front of her house in the small rural village of Toco, Trinidad, talking to my dad, who had returned from NY for a short visit. Under the dull street lights, with bright eyes and convicting words, I told him “My life’s dream is to go to Paris.” At 13, … Continue reading Paris and the Black Creative