Permanently Removing Gran’ma

It’s official, I no longer have a grandmother. She passed last August. Last Mother’s Day was horrible and I wasn’t in the frame of mind to talk to her.  However, I am happy that days before her passing despite the repetition in her words. God gave me the opportunity to have one last reason with …

Valentine’s Day: The Act of Self Love

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus. Valentine's Day is recognized as a …

Breast Cancer Awareness in October

October is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness and many countries participated in various activities to commemorate the lives of those who have passed, those who survived and the families of these warriors. Pink is the colour associated with breast cancer and every year supporters, organisations and the media get creative with the colour to …

Black Hypocrisy

It has been days since the release of Dancehall artiste Spice's image of her new skin colour which has caused quite a stir here in Jamaica and internationally.  Many bashed her for the decision and preferred her complexion before while the latter supported the new look. In a live interview conducted on her Instagram page, she …

Wah Sweet Nanny Goat

Wah Sweet Nanny Goat a go run him belly.... The popular Jamaican proverb is one that Jamaicans can recall being told,  as we've heard it said many times by our relatives whenever we do things that they don't approve of.  The proverb when translated means  that the things that seem fine to you now can hurt …