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….

Review: 25

I’ve been waiting for Adele to release this album since 2012, not too long after I had made “21”  my go to driving and personal karaoke companion for an entire year. I played the hell out of “Turning Tables”, “Rumor Has It” and the heartbreaking “Someone Like You”, including watching the live version on YouTube over…

Unapologetically Me

How many of us can say this and mean it? My birthday is coming up and because of a number of things that have happened over the past year, I’ve thought more and more about whether I am happy with who I am. I am one of the biggest believers in self improvement and seeking…