Every year from February 1st, to the 28th, people celebrate the history of Black people, one of the most marginalized groups of people on the planet. Millions of unarmed Black people have been murdered in the last four hundred years, there are so many that I don't have space to learn all their names, but … Continue reading It’s #BlackHistoryMonth…But What Does That Mean? How Do We “Celebrate” Four Hundred Years Of Oppression?
When I was in fifth grade, I had a librarian who refused to put any of my words on the "word wall." The word wall was made up of words, that we as students used to describe the books we had to read in order to put a word up on the wall. I never … Continue reading KrisyaOhana
I Choose What I Carry
The best you can hope for is that there will be people to catch you when you fall. I got lucky that way, that there were people there. I feel like I should feel humiliated about the last couple years of my life, but that humiliation isn't something I am interested in carrying on my … Continue reading I Choose What I Carry
An Open Letter to the City of Surrey
Have you ever seen Arrow? Yeah, that thing where he says "You have failed this city", you are doing that right now by trying to close down recovery homes instead of trying to regulate them as you should. Here's a list of what proper recovery homes should have been providing in return for minimum $500 … Continue reading An Open Letter to the City of Surrey
Celebrating Black History Part One
So, I recently joined this group of amazing women, and one of them challenged us to celebrate Black History month by offering up a blogging challenge. Today is day one, and the challenge is to find ten Black inventors and learn about their inventions. Being that I am Jamaican, I of course love learning about … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Part One