When Your Leaders Help Create Monsters

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

The Sexist and Misogynist Dark Side of T&T Carnival

“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

“Let the man be the man; but what about the woman?”

Valentine’s Day is coming up and women expect so many things from their significant other to commemorate a day that is believed created for the sole purpose of romance. Some, just one month into their relationship may be yearning for stuffed bears and chocolates and candy.  While some other women in even longer relationships dream of the perfect proposal on this day, with many often … Continue reading “Let the man be the man; but what about the woman?”