On the day that the former police officer has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, we pause and reflect. Is it justice? What is justice? Is there remorse? His mother spoke in his defence, as only a mother could. As we move forward, let’s be the change we […]
This World Poetry Day, I take a few minutes to pause and reflect. On my life’s journey and being the best me even if it is not what others expect. Living a life of service to others is most gratifying. It is the giving, not the receiving, that I find most satisfying. I spent years […]
Celebrating being a woman in today’s world.
March 2020 will forever stand out in my mind as it will for millions of others universally. We were all suddenly in the midst of a pandemic, the like of which, none of us had ever seen. On a professional note, at that time, I was approaching the end of my secondment with thoughts about […]
A look back on the year 2020! And what a year it turned out to be!
If there are lessons I could tell my younger self, it would be, You are taller than your height. Approach life with confidence and keep your eyes on the light. The light will sometimes fade, yet with faith you’ll know that it’s still there. So, stand tall and go forth with confidence. Remember that life […]
Life has a way of pulling the rug from under your feet when you least expect it. In the midst of living, there are unexpected twists and turns to navigate. Don’t worry, it happens to us all at some point, this feeling of utter despair. Don’t take it personal, it is to test not break […]
Live life with a sense of optimism that sends positive energy into the universe that powerfully resonates that “anything is possible”. Live life knowing that it’s the main show, not the dress rehearsal. Live life in the firm belief that you are writing your story with every breath and your life is a bestseller. Live […]
As I look back on my experience of joining the virtual staging of the 10th Jamaica Poetry Festival 2020, I am still beaming with pride. Respect due to Yasus, Jamaica Poetry Festival family and all the amazing sponsors for making it bigger and better than ever! #JPF2020 I was honoured to represent Jamaica and the […]
We are strong. You rely on that fact to hide from the realities that are in your face. We are strong. But at what cost to our physical, emotional, social, psychological well-being? We are strong. We know we have to or we are “finished” before we’ve even begun. We are strong. We have to prepare […]