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
Yesterday evening, news broke that Rachael Sukhdeo dropped the domestic violence suit against her millionaire husband Sheron Sukhdeo, saying that they’ve since reconciled their 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…
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
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
A Facebook friend of mine, a gay man from another island studying in Trinidad, asked me if he was safe. I don’t have an answer for him.