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Food For Thought: #MeToo

Food For Thought: #MeToo

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  

 

Out and About: Tamarind Hills Antigua

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  This Week, My Relatives from America are back home in Antigua on Vacation, and decided to book a week long stay at Tamarind Hills. 

Tamarind Hills offers luxury staycations at beachfront properties which are just amazing. My Aunt Geraldine, being the wonderful person that she is, places my Mom and I on the guest list to stay at the property. 

I made the most of the experience and was sure to photograph some of the decor and landscale that I was lucky enough to enjoy. 

  I woke up on Saturday morning and took a dip in the cerulean blue swimming pool. The pool also has a swith that makes it "infinitize" as my cousin would say giving it the infinity pool affect. 

To give it a local flare, the pool was lined with conch shells. It looks especially wonderful when the sun is shining and it blends with the sea beyond it. 

  The house we stayed in had 4 bedrooms. Each bedroom had its own bathroom, and 2 of them were equipped with outdoor showers in addition to another inside. The bathrooms were spacious and the mirror had lights around it adding to the ambience of the area. 

The facebasin reminded me of a boiled egg. It was a most interesting shape. 

  We had access to about 3 of the houses at Tamarind Hills all of which were occupied by my family members. 

The architechture really amazed me and its really a beautiful property. Its an area surrounded by amazing beach fronts and pristine white sad. 4 beaches are in walking distance of the property and its in an area thats great for shopping ie: Jolly Harbour. 

  If i was building a house, I'd surely model my home after these properties. This post has been mostly taken over by photos to show how nice everything was. 

To rent the houses, you can book online at Tamarindhills.com and the houses have various prices. All the houses are different which adds to the amazement of the peroperties. Each house is different, with different layouts, different furniture, different designs which makes your location unique from all the others and creates a special space just for you.

I'm really enjoying my time here. And i hope you get a glimpse at paradise through my post. 💖

TEDx Antigua

Kai's presentation, "Spiritual Change - The Journey to Rasta" will share with us, and the world, her personal and spiritual voyage. Kai Davis represented her country as a dancer at a number of festivals between 1990 and 2002.

Lia's speech addresses the impact of climate change, looks at ways in which local Antiguans have become climate innovators and discusses small but innovative ways in which we ourselves can also be climate innovators. Born to adventurers, Lia Nicholson's grandparents sailed the family to the twin island state of Antigua & Barbuda in the 1940s.


Gomes, a devout Christian, focuses on Breath, Mind, Spirit during his talk and how simple meditation and breathing techniques can improve health and return balance to life. Sifu Jurey Gomes is a recognised and decorated martial arts practitioner and founder of the Fist of Nothingness system of martial arts.

Marcella's speech will tackle the issues of displacement from her home country Dominica to her adopted home of Antigua. Follow her as she finds herself, her home and her place in this world. Marcella André-Georges is an entrepreneur and transformative leader.

Calypso Joe's talk, "Our Story in Song - Examining the social consciousness of calypso" will focus on the lingering impacts of slavery, colonialism and racism on society and will end with the positive charge of nation building. Joseph "Calypso Joe" Hunte started his musical career as a student in the Johnson's Point Primary School drama program.



I'm really proud of the work that went into producing all of this. TEDx Antigua showcased some of Antigua's Great Minds and allowed the world to see a snippet into our culture and what makes us, us. The Ted Talks all grouped under the tagline, "Fungee & Pepperpot a recipe for development and change" did just what it's organizers hoped it would, incite in the minds of others the need to reshape and rethink our perspective on how we should attain spiritual, economical, and regional development.