Georgina Chapman: fashion’s rich, white & persecuted

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS Georgina Chapman’s fall from fashion grace represents the type of victimization women suffer at the hands of their own peers during a time when support is needed the most. In the excitement of bringing down the powerful men who have spent years committing heinous acts against women, the public seemed to have forgotten the most important people in this equation – the … Continue reading Georgina Chapman: fashion’s rich, white & persecuted

Trinidad and Tobago, the Sinking Ship for Women

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS Over the past two weeks, one thing has been made clear: the authority figures of Trinidad and Tobago consistently add fuel to the fire that is burning down their country. With the steady, almost daily increase of violence against women, citizens find themselves habitually questioning the direction of the country and what measures can and should be taking place for the safety … Continue reading Trinidad and Tobago, the Sinking Ship for Women

The Culture of Sexism & Misogyny in Carnival

BY KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS “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 their Mayor’s words echoed throughout the country. Asami Nagakiya, a 30-year-old Japanese professional pannist … Continue reading The Culture of Sexism & Misogyny in 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?”