Oh Stylee! De youth dem talented fe true! Dasheen welcomes Swanks, Stylee Band & that SoCarnival Energy. Come een!read more
Mark the time. You’ll want the reminder.
For every time you remembered you left something on a cool stove.
Check up. Check in. Stir it up.
It was not a perfect 10.
Coming to the green smoothie life, I was already thinking, researching and exploring a raw food, vegetarian lifestyle. I was also dealing with recently discovered fibroids, “infertility,” my heart, my bones, my needs as I grew into the woman I would be.
It’s so good to be writing and working openly on DASHEEN magazine again. To have come full circle and gathered my wits and my dreams. DASHEEN is after all an EXPRESSION, a STATEMENT, an EXPERIENCE, a LIFESTYLE and a STATE OF MIND. The validity of my passions, my strut and the trust that my truth resounds. Voice out the box. Oh yes, DASHEEN lives!read more
If lingering talks around the DASHEEN Circle are as bonafide as I believe, then an appalling majority of us have no cause (not necessarily indicative of desire) to become intimate with ourselves.read more
The idea came with a song, “There’s a Brown Girl in the Ring…” You know it.
I imagined a core group of women. There was movement inside the circle, chords of connective tissue that didn’t require my permission or yours.
I wouldn’t have given these three young men a second thought if it weren’t for my new neighbors, in this new Floridian county of mine, breaking down their garb like it was an indicator of character flaws.read more
Now to be clear, the Buss up Shut is the business end of the stick and it was great, but like most dishes, it becomes the cumulative appeal. Even if its a daub of butter, Buss up Shut does’t just stand alone off to the side. And in the case of my craving, it needed to be partnered up just right.read more
The (Calabash) drum beat don’t stop just cause ribs knock or the poets get cock-blocked… “All these poets think they’re novelists!” quipped Carolyn Cooper, emcee extraordinare & professor of literary and cultural studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona as she called time: 3 mins!read more
Sundays for me have always had a special rhythm to them. As far back as I can remember, it’s the one day when sleep was allowed to linger and I was allowed to wake up on my own steam.read more