In a recent article by The Gleaner, it cited the statistics of Jamaican children/adolescents accounting for almost half (if not more than half) of rape victims, in cases of rape for the past year. Let me delve right in: Children - whom are ours to protect, are being robbed callously of their innocence and their faith… Continue reading Raping the Cradle
Every year this time in Jamaica, we claim to celebrate women by doing more to include them in national decisions, making sure they get equal pay, as well as protect the various rights for them that are violated every single day. I am merely highlighting those areas on this day, that I would like the… Continue reading International Women’s Day: 1 Day wonder?
Everyday you hear of a different kind of warning; where citizens are urged to be wary: be wary of non-licensed taxi drivers, be wary of bike robbers, be wary of scammers, rapists; and worst of all- be wary of the police, the figure of authority, whose presence should make you feel safe, you are supposed… Continue reading STATE OF ANXIETY – NOW COMMONPLACE
Everyone has their own sets of beliefs for different aspects of their lives. How they conduct their intimate affairs, their professional life as well as their social life. Different rules apply depending on the area of focus. And whatever standards people set for themselves should be respected as such, and the people around them exist… Continue reading Personal Standards
Having recently watched a video on the pains and many infringes of human rights of many born in North Korea, I heaved a sigh of relief to have been born in Jamaica. The tearful speaker is about my age, and her comment 'one should not be victimised because of where they were born' stuck with… Continue reading Modern Day Terrorism: Who runs Jamaica’s Night-life?
Young people are contemplating suicide more and more these days, who cares? Some may even reason, what harm does it do if they never actually do it? I say: The thought is just as bad as the action they sometimes hope they have the courage to perpetuate. From experience, there is no comfort in the… Continue reading Suicide: Beautiful Escape or Societal Deformity?
1. Why are there so many more young people, expressing thoughts of suicide at least once in their lives? 2. Does this mean we will have a greater population of unsound minds on our public streets, an endangerment to themselves and others ? Yes, as a young person I have pondered on the above questions,… Continue reading Living in a Depressed State…
At some point in life; one finds themselves utterly and completely alone; by purposeful isolation. But it also usually comes at a point when important decisions are to be made for one's lives. The reality though, is that since no one else can make those decisions other than oneself, and whilst tacklinf sais decisions, which… Continue reading Not Afraid: 2
It is important to accept who I am- flaws and all. This means there will never be that time when anything you tell me about myself (based on what tou think you knoq about me) surprises or offends me. Trust me; you do not know nearly enough about my heart and its hopes and intentions;… Continue reading The Way I am……
Cleaning the closet has to start with you and be something you want to do. Cleaning your closet is for your benefit: to expose your deepest fears, pain and insecurities to yourself, admit them then own them; and to claim your mistakes and faults. It's for you to dig up old talents and knacks that… Continue reading Cleaning out my Closet