A little birdie told me that it’s National Poetry Month. It got me thinking and wondering how I became a poet. It started when I had so much to say, yet couldn’t. When words failed me and I picked up my pen, like a bullet. Shooting through the layers of thoughts that rattled through my […]
I spent years with jumbled thoughts rattling in my head. It was then, at my lowest point, that I started to offload my emotions to put them to bed. I write my words down so I can be free. It’s in the act of release of my emotions, that I am most me. It’s funny […]
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 […]
Here’s a poem I wrote at the height of the pandemic in 2020, The Year of the Nurse and Midwife. I recited it and posted on my YouTube channel, however I haven’t publish it in the written form until now. The sentiments mean even more to me today than ever before. Word, sound and power. […]
There is so much wisdom to be found in the words of our ancestors. They’ve experienced so much in their lives and it would be wise if we learned from their experiences and their mistakes. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, these carefully selected Jamaican proverbs have one thing in common, they are part of our roots, […]
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!