Feminism · International Issues

Playing The Victim

Late last year, after more than a decade of people speaking out, the #MuteRKelly movement exploded to the status of a household phrase. It also bore the first real fruit of consequence for R. Kelly in recent years – he was the subject of a scathing documentary, and shortly after was slapped with 10 counts… Continue reading Playing The Victim

#ActivistProblems · Feminism · Local Issues · Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Accidentally Colonial Activism

Critical to helping someone – truly helping someone – is imagining them as just as much a person as you. Maybe not with the same resources or experiences, but just as capable of making the life that they want for themselves. It requires us to trust that the person we want to help is worthy… Continue reading Accidentally Colonial Activism

Feminism · Justice and Penal Issues · Local Issues · Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

What Don’t You F**king Get About Domestic Violence?

Yesterday evening, news broke that Rachael Sukhdeo dropped the domestic violence suit against her millionaire husband Sheron Sukhdeo, saying that they’ve since reconciled┬átheir issues. And, right on time, the dozens of folks who think that it’s their place to call Rachael an idiot came out of the woodwork…

#ActivistProblems · International Issues · Justice and Penal Issues

What Trini Activists Can Learn From Colin Kaepernick

A lot of Trinbagonians, and maybe some Caribbean folks in general, most likely looked at the story of Colin Kaepernick and rolled their eyes. Oh, look, another rich kid joining the Social Justice Bandwagon, some of you are saying, who cares. Well, I do. And you should too, I think. Not necessarily because Kaepernick’s one-man protest… Continue reading What Trini Activists Can Learn From Colin Kaepernick

Local Issues

Ian Alleyne – Not The Hero We Need

If you’re a friend of mine, it’s no secret that I hate Ian Alleyne’s CrimeWatch. I think that it’s an ego-maniacal rant that managed to get sponsors and dupe the general public into thinking that there’s a hero listening directly to them. It’s a stain on the fabric of our media, that we don’t want… Continue reading Ian Alleyne – Not The Hero We Need