Unpacking: Black Excellence is a conversation about the black experience and the struggles that exist in trying to attain excellence in a society which has systemic blockades to our progress. In line with International Women’s Day I am introducing the world to Jemmar Samuels a young black woman who is doing her best to do her best while highlighting issues being faced by black youth, specifically women. She’s a writer, facilitator and newly elected Black, Minority and Ethnic Students’ Officer at Brunel University London
A few months back I wrote about the most amazing summer trip my family and I made to the island of Montserrat. The island is Antigua’s neighbour and so we took a literal hop across on the boat to spend time. The island is dominated by one of the world’s most monitored volcanoes and has a unique and interesting history shaped by that very feature. This post was commissioned by Bankra Travel and is featured on their website. I’ve decided to share it here as well with a more extensive Photo-reel.
Nottinghill Carnival 2019 is 8 months away and United Colours of Mas have already launched their costumes. Kaleidoscope is the theme of the presentation and the colours, gems, and feathers give you that mesmerizing feel. I’m going to walk you through the launch event and show you the costumes carefully crafted by UCOM.
It has been sometime since I sat and a wrote a post that was not linked with a project. My Blog has been filled with conversations with creatives and experiences in Mas Bands and I have had little time to sit down and discuss the things going through my head. A Food for thought and a discussion with you my readers has been long overdue. This topic is controversial and my words may not sit well with some. However, I am not here to foster contention but dialogue. I too am confused due to my own personal reality by what I write. I have no answers just thoughts and I am just sharing it all with you.
“The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives. It is within this light that we form those ideas by which we pursue our magic and make it realized” - Audre Lorde, Poetry Is Not a Luxury