Caribbean

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Woman with a straw hat standing in the water holding coconut water. Photo taken from above. Everyday Colorism in the Caribbean.

We Need to Talk About Everyday Colorism in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is known for its pristine beaches, vibrant music, and warm, friendly people. Yet though the region is an oasis for many, deeply ingrained within its culture is the painful burden of colorism. The term “colorism” was coined in 1982 by Pulitzer-Prize winner Alice

Conversation with Kizanne James, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Advocate Interview

In Conversation with Kizanne James

Let us introduce you to Kizanne James. Kizanne is a physician from Trinidad & Tobago working on reproductive health and rights. In this conversation with Girls’ Globe, Kizanne speaks about the challenges she has faced as a woman – and especially as a black woman

Trouble in Paradise: Jamaica’s Culture of Misogyny

Jamaica is a paradox of a nation; known for it’s stunning landscapes and the warmth of its people, it is simultaneously a notoriously violent and intolerant society. Though often overlooked in favor of its tourist attractions, the island’s struggles with severe inequality and widespread poverty

Shadeism

Shadeism, also known as coloursim refers to: “…the discrimination based on skin tone, which exists amongst members of the same community, creating a ranking of a person’s individual worth based on shade. Shadeism is common in communities of colour across the world, and it is

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