300 days to go

Father Your love is so perfect It smiles radiantly down on me Giving me hope to face the grey The desperate confusion I have crawled away from Seems only a misguided remark away Everyday I talk through the negative feelings And disengage the fear Of failure Of rejection Of hopelessness Of being alone And my … Continue reading 300 days to go

Be Encouraged

To all the beautiful black girls staring at 30 Who don’t know what they’re doing, or what to get worked up about There is nothing wrong with you I promise… You are not too picky, too ugly, too bright, too happy, too independent, too educated Nah, you’re just right. Don’t worry about changing your hair, … Continue reading Be Encouraged

Danceworks 2016

Can you feel the tense vibrations of the articulate minority? I ask because I have felt and seen their anxiety and frustration in their art. Beyond the constant hum of their work and their musings, one can feel the pent up longing for significance in their creative pieces. They appear to be constantly reaching back … Continue reading Danceworks 2016

Unbroken Legacy

At the front of the small empty courtroom C.D. raising her deep-set hazel eyes against the incumbent heat, reviewed the room for reachable windows. She opened them and then returned to the awkward slab of wood they had chosen for her, as a chair. Bracing her back against the obstructions of mahogany that supported her … Continue reading Unbroken Legacy

Anything left to save?

“The sun shineth, the land is green and the people are strong and creative” is the symbolism of the colours of the flag. Black depicts the strength and creativity of the people; Gold, the natural wealth and beauty of sunlight; and green, hope and agricultural resources.

On the eve of  Jamaica’s 53rd anniversary of independence I think about my beautiful island nation and its rich, tumultuous heritage. As always we celebrate Jamaica’s beautiful, yet difficult past. We talk about how far we’ve come, and all that we’ve accomplished and yet we are constantly being caught off guard by new challenges. What of the innovation, vision and redemption of our times? Continue reading “Anything left to save?”