The Women of Black Panther

***Spoilers Ahead*** So I was a Batman, Spiderman and Superman girl growing up.  Black Panther just wasn’t on my radar.  On top of that, I’m a Marvel movie fanatic but until Captain America: Civil War, Wakanda just wasn’t a part of my vocabulary. However…..I saw Black Panther and LOVED IT.  My major grouse was that…

Trini Carnival for Newbies

Trinidad Carnival … aka “The Greatest Show on Earth”… aka That time you lost your voice  and your breath crossing the stage … aka That time you lost a few pounds from two days of playing Mas … aka that time you fell in love again with the Trini accent … aka That time you…

Of Race Relations in Barbados (Again)

The Oxford Dictionary defines “Institutional Racism” as, “racial discrimination that has become established as normal behaviour within a society or organisation”. Applicable to Barbados?  Yes. Unless you are an under rock dweller, you would have at least heard about the racist, ignorant post made by Camilla Andrews-Gibson, a Barbadian who identifies as White, in response to…

IT’S ALIVE AND KICKING

Earlier tonight my boyfriend took me to a high end restaurant for a surprise dinner (Yay me!).  We had an awesome time as we always have at that restaurant and I was finally feeling relaxed after a stressful week. As we stood outside of the restaurant waiting for the valet to return the car, I…

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7 FINALE

Westerosi weather: “Yeah Wintuh, wuh gine on fam?” Winter: “I hay fam, I hay.” So winter came last night in teeny tiny snowflakes on Jaime Lannister’s coat and on Cersei’s (may she die a horrible, drawn out death) floor map thanks to Blue Flame Undead Viserion and the Baddest King Who Doth Not Speak. While…

TIRED

A few weeks have gone by since two popular male Bajan entertainers voiced their opinions on Facebook on topics which pertained to the social behaviour of women and how we are perceived by men in light of our actions.  Having read both posts, some of the comments and several conversations with friends later, I wanted…

Of Race Relations in Barbados

I woke up this morning to comments on the Facebook page of the online newspaper Barbados Today, about half of which were not in favour of the winner being a Caucasian woman.  My first reactions to the posts were that I could not believe that in 2016, a vast number of Barbadians of African descent,…

Taking Charge

Hey! It’s been a minute since I shared my thoughts through the internets.  Well, it’s been crazy.  So many things happened since my last post that I felt like I was between drowning and just not giving a crap.  Ever happened to you? That feeling like there’s so much going on that you can’t take…

National Pride Versus Business

So I was walking through Sheraton Centre on Friday and two things jumped out at me.  One was the proliferation of “Black Friday” sales and the other was the abundance of Christmas decorations.  I also visited Cave Shepherd in Worthing at the beginning of November and was met with Christmas trees and garlands.  What??? While…

#ChristmaswithBajanFamilies

Today is independence day but from tomorrow Christmas will officially start in Barbados.  Having spent some time this past week silent laughing and crying at the hashtags #thanksgivingwithblackfamilies and #thanksgivingclapback I noted that most of them could fit right into our Christmas season in Barbados, as we don’t celebrate thanksgiving. Then I thought, why not make…

Social Media Faux Pas

I love this meme.  Why?  I am so tired of people mindlessly sharing random quotes from a supposed source that didn’t really say it.  So annoying because everyone just assumes that Maya Angelou, Coco Chanel and Nelson Mandela said every wise thing there is to be said.  Really? Note: Vladimir Putin DID NOT say this….