Reclaiming the Space – Ch. 4 – Shannique and a Positive Perspective

Hey guys. Welcome back to Reclaiming the Space 🙂 This week I’m inviting you to read with me about Shannique’s uplifting experience as a girl with a gap. Next week join us again for another podcast. Shannique is from the beautiful island chain of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We have been close friends for…

Good Friday Reminders from Isaiah 53

There are so many poetic and poignant things we can say about the death of Christ. Nevertheless, no one can write about it in as resonant expressions as they have been conveyed in the Bible. Now I am a King James version type of girl, but on occasion I read other versions of the sacred…

Reclaiming the Space – Ch. 2 – Shazelle and the Fountain of Youth

“I think my smile is just awesome with it [a gap], like a bit impish and also innocent in a way because it gives off this child appearance. But I’ve also found that persons really like my smile and it makes me easily approachable.” Shazelle points out thoughtfully. Though well into her twenties, Shazelle has…

Reclaiming the Space – Ch. 1 – Jacinth and a Handful of Tales

Hey everyone! Today is very special to me because it marks the advent of an operation dear to my heart. This is the first of a mini series you can expect over the next few weeks called Reclaiming the Space. Here I’m going to facilitate discussion on having a gap otherwise known as “space teeth” and…

An Ode to Adulthood

If you came here looking for poetry I have to apologise from the start. Perhaps these meandering thoughts can pass as paragraph poetry but certainly not an ode. Why call it an ode you say? Because I believe that although adulthood comes with its unexpected, unfurling, sometimes wild twists and turns, there is some metaphorical,…

Believing in a Breadnut

Breadnuts in Barbados, what a novelty to me. Although they weren’t commonly represented here. They were here. They belonged here.

Sometimes You Cannot Carry Everybody

About six years ago I had the privilege of being the president of a Christian organization on my University campus. I was honoured to work with an amazing, focused, steady, hardworking team and a body of dedicated Christians. It is easily one of the most memorable years of my life. When I started I did…