CategoryCaribbean Culture

Black Women’s Freedom Weekend

How are you doing, Dear Reader? On Twitter I mentioned the combined phenomenons of Beyoncé dropping Renaissance, and this past weekend’s Caribana parade. The blissful timing of it all made me dub the last few days Black Women’s Freedom Weekend. There’s no doubt that if, like me, you’re a Black woman of Caribbean descent, and you love Bey, your mood might’ve gotten a double boost of energy within...

A Taste of Home

I haven’t read the article yet. But I feel like seeing Bee Quammie in the Toronto Star has freed me to write this post. A few years ago, there was a story in the Star about roti. As a Canadian of Caribbean descent, I was disappointed, and I know that I wasn’t alone. For those of you who do not know, roti is a food staple within Caribbean and South Asian communities. Articles such as this one...

Read It!: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

This is a spoiler-free book review. I don’t know Barbados quite the way that I should. I was born and raised in Canada, so why would this bother me? Both of my parents are from the Caribbean. I’m half Bajan. I’ve spent my life in North America, and yet, I’ve only actually been there a handful of times. Over the past few years, I’ve caught glimpses of Barbados via social media. The images...

Made in Paradise: Jaye Applewaite Designs

If, like me, you live in one of the colder parts of North America, these days you might find yourself daydreaming about summer. No doubt, if you’re in love, you might even be thinking about a destination wedding. Yet have you ever thought about having your dress made by a designer who lives in paradise?  One day last year on Instagram, I came across one of the most beautiful wedding dresses...

Coming Soon!: CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

Caribana may have finished, but in Toronto, the celebration of Caribbean culture isn’t over. The city is home to CaribbeanTales, an organization devoted to sharing stories from people of the Caribbean diaspora. The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival begins in September, and runs from the 7th to the 17th of the month. A few days ago I spoke with its founder, Frances-Anne Solomon. Ms...

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