Higglers

The play set in the downtown area of Kingston provides the life that most higglers in Jamaica experience on a daily basis. We are first introduced to Girlie who we can assume is the leader of the turf that she shares with Pearl and her nemeses Tony. Girlie who shows dominance in the group we …

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Dear Young Girl

I'm sorry that you are at a stage in your life in which you question who you are and why this had to happen to you.  I'm sorry that the media has placed too much emphasis on this unfortunate turn of events and cast your accuser as somewhat a victim.  I'm sorry that you are …

It’s Time to Talk

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by …

The Jamaican Spirit

Imagine standing in Half Way Tree waiting for the 100m finals to start, because Usain is in the race and you're hoping that Gatlin doh win. Even though you don't know him- you jus' cyah stan' di bwoy. The lights change from green to red with cars still in line. Pedestrians look intently on the …

Class of 73

Education in the 70's was said to be better than what we are experiencing now. At Ackee Tree  All Age where the play is set, we are exposed to the opposite. One in which those who are considered slow, underprivileged and black have no place in the school system. Grade 6Z hosts a class of …

The Voice Within

I've been silent for too long and want to use this as an opportunity to empower and let other women know that they are not alone.....   My incident began when I was in Grade 10 with my boyfriend who I knew from Grade 9. My downfall in the relationship was that I never took …