a DASHEEN Life
a celebration of full-grown Love & Culture! #dasheen
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
Impossible to know a man or woman’s heart.
Every secret thing. Every beating desire. Mostly you must know it’s your interest which opened this door, your insistence which started this fire.read more
The first time is the charm. For better or worse, the first time is unforgettable.
For many, Calabash 2012 was not so much newness, as well-seasoned, not-to-be-missed (even in the lean years) and a definite feeling of chasing a certain high-ness.read more
I’ve been allowing myself all these little challenges of late. My writer responds to them and there is no good reason to think that talent, especially if it is latent (just noticed that latent has all the elements of talent) doesn’t demand exercise.read more
Culture & Diaspora
where culture feeds imagination
Black Jaguar is invested. It’s Pure, Sweet Soca or nothing. That’s the foundation and BJ, as he is known among friends and as he introduced himself to this writer, is also grounded.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
It’s important for this woman writer in a month that celebrates women across the globe, to not only honor women but also celebrate the men who LOVE us, and who have exhibited that love in song and verse.read more
We women need our heroes. Without a shadow we do.
The plight of women, which is very much connected to the plight of our world, needs voice and it needs the drumbeat of a live wire encouragement. Winnielle Pereira, founder of Irie Lioness Boutique and Winnielle Model Management beats that drum better than most (men or women) I know.