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January 5, 2019

My store is in the tiny cellar of a damp 18th century house, which, for roaches and crickets, is the equivalent of a gorgeous ocean-view mansion.  (Sidebar: crickets are just roaches that can do a round-off into your face so don’t be fooled by Disney’s version wearing...

November 27, 2018

I'm not sure when I first began following 'In Her Shoes' blog, but the site's profiles of black women entrepreneurs are a huge source of inspiration for me.  Founder, media maven Renae Bluitt uses her popular platform to celebrate “some of the most driven, talented, in...

September 6, 2018

I stopped believing in politics around 2012.

Well maybe that’s not completely accurate… 

I stopped believing in politicians around 2012, but alas it’s also near impossible to have any faith in a system, when the people who are elected to uphold it are trash. 

An...

August 18, 2018

It was recently brought to my attention that black people all see the world the same way.  Until now, I’d been under the misguided notion that amongst black people there was diversity of thought. 

Thankfully, a well-meaning white woman set me straight right on...

June 25, 2018

On, Saturday, July 14, I'd like you join me for an amazing dinner at Tempest Bistro. If you follow me on Instagram (duh, of course you do), you'll know that I eat here all the time.  The food is bananas, the wine list extensive, the butter both sweet and salty (se...

June 22, 2018

To err is human.  To forgive divine.

And to drag a motherfucker that double-crosses our island – well that’s Bermudian.

Let us reflect on the Tale of Jillionaire the DJ. Upon landing in Bermuda he had a bad taxi experience and, instead of saying, ‘I’m here for a well-pai...

March 6, 2018

You lot just REALLY don’t know when to leave well enough alone.  I’m convinced that if I were to look up ‘doing too damn much for no reason’ in the dictionary, whom would I find? Bermuda’s anti-LGBTQ crusaders and politicians.

Let’s go back a couple years.

In the lead up...

February 22, 2018

The Jeremy Frith and Friends event was advertised as a ‘uniquely Bermudian’ night of spoken word.   Throughout the night, they played recordings of him, sometimes reciting his poetry, sometimes just talking about the things he was passionate about – the environment chi...

February 22, 2018

When I was about 7 years old, I remember answering a question at the Kingdom Hall, and at the end of the meeting, a visitor, a black American woman, complimented me on my participation.

“I love your accent,” she added.

“Mama, she knew I was American!” 

I ran to my mama, a...

February 20, 2018

Read Essay 1: ... and Friends.

I once read that people write poetry because they experience an emotion so huge that ordinary sentence structure, a traditional paragraph, will not do. That the emotion can only be adequately expressed in verse with a random hyphen and rhy...

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