“Women have the responsibility to ensure they are not abused.” – Mayor Raymond Tim Kee, 2016 Trinidad & Tobago After a hectic two days of music and revelry in the streets of Port-of-Spain, Ash Wednesday 2016 was a sobering jolt back to reality for the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) as the Mayor’s words echoed throughout the country. It took me awhile to gather my thoughts before I … Continue reading The Sexist and Misogynist Dark Side of T&T Carnival
Being a Top Model fan from the inception of the America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) franchise in 2003, until it began to lose it’s appeal before even reaching season 16 in 2011, knowing that there’s a Caribbean version of the show out here is enough to make a girl giddy. It was amazing to see model hopefuls vie for a challenging but rewarding career as … Continue reading Caribbean’s Next Top Model -The Athletes
It’s that time of year again when New York City is bustling in preparation for the most illustrious event in the city for both fashion enthusiasts and business people alike – New York Fashion Week (NYFW). We’re all looking forward to see what designers spent months preparing to showcase – often under the harsh criticisms of media powerhouses – as well as bask in the … Continue reading Gearing Up for NYFW – February 2017 Collections
Season 3 of Caribbean’s Next Top Model – the Caribbean version of America’s Next Top Model – kicked off the fashion reality season on Monday January 30th with a 2 episode launch. The show is hosted by former Miss Universe, Wendy Fitzwilliam, with this season seeing seventeen young women from 8 Caribbean islands, work their way into the coveted position of becoming Caribbean’s Next Top … Continue reading Caribbean’s Next Top Model
Recently I had to school a male colleague of mine in what I assumed to be common knowledge. Almost 1:00am in the morning, this guy saw it fit to text me asking about a dinner I attended the previous day. What is wrong with this picture some may ask? Well let me explain: contacting someone, especially of the opposite sex, “after hours” – commonly agreed … Continue reading #ModernEtiquette Series – Who’s Texting You at 1am?
Whether you choose to like it or not, appearance is a big part of one’s personal brand. It is understandable that some women – especially the ones trying on the Feminist Hat for size – strongly believe the we should not be judged by what we wear. However, this type of protest should be reserved for a different space. When you are attempting to brand … Continue reading The Art of Dressing Well
Awards season kicked off in fine form last night with beautiful #RedCarpet looks at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards. The top stand out look of the night was from Evan Rachel Wood, who wore a black custom Altuzarra suit. “I love dresses—I’m not trying to protest dresses. But I wanted to make sure young girls and women know they aren’t a requirement. You don’t … Continue reading Top 12 Stand Out Looks – Golden Globe 2017
It is no secret that 2016 was a struggle for me – and seemingly many others. It was the first year that I can vividly recall seeing so many people publicly expressing hurt and pain in their lives. So many personal losses and so many professional disappointments occurred, so it was truly a celebration for most to find themselves ready to reset in a … Continue reading 2017 Year Of Healing
December 1st is not only the first day of the last month in the year, but it is also a very important day: World AIDS Day. We’ve all heard the saying: Prevention is better than cure. This year, UNAIDS is looking at more preventative strategies and identifying key groups vulnerable to HIV, which at the present moment are adolescent girls and young women. This year’s theme … Continue reading World AIDS Day: Hands Up for HIV Prevention
With 1.1 billion girls and counting, we do need to strongly keep fighting to address prominent issues young girls are facing daily, which truly stands in the way of their progress and the progress of the world. Every year on October 11, we celebrate our young girls and shine a light on the importance of providing opportunities for young women all over the world … Continue reading International Day of the Girl: Let’s keep fighting!