Our silence to abuse and inequality is amazing, yet we choose to speak up when we see that someone is being ‘abused’ if that somebody is related to us.
AS WOMEN celebrate National Women’s Week – under the theme “Women and the Environment: Creating Partnerships for Sustainable Development” - it is important to note that the focal point of any sustainable development begins with a positive social change.
THIS WEEK is Thanksgiving and although I’m not an American, I do celebrate Thanksgiving as if I were.
AFTER discovering that one of its members had been diagnosed with breast cancer, the Bahamas Gymnastics Parents Booster Club (BGPBC) made it its duty to keep cancer awareness at the top of their charitable efforts throughout the year.
BAHAMIAN designer Cardell McClam unveiled his new Fall/Winter 016 collection during the “Let It Snow In the Islands” fashion show.
Over the last week we have been assaulted by violence. Politicians have taken the time to comment on the declining crime rate and to berate the public for talking about records in the number of people who have been murdered this year.
Have you ever noticed how the people who make the most noise about change are the least effective in changing themselves and or their circumstances?
The secret “M” word is miscarriage. Like postpartum depression, miscarriage is not openly talked about; not with our peers or even our family sometimes. In the aftermath of a miscarriage I imagine that it’s a dark and lonely place, and it’s unfortunately riddled with guilt and shame.
When a woman announces to her family that she is going into agriculture she often gets a less exuberant reception than if she had announced a career like teaching or nursing. She may hear, “You’re too pretty to be a farmer!” She may be chastised for “wasting her talent”.
THIS Thursday is being celebrated worldwide as Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) and global ambassadors are planning events that will be of unique benefit to the women in their respective countries.
The American Women’s Club in the Bahamas (AWC) has named its board of directors for 2016, re-electing Calliope “Cally” Couchell as its president. The organisation also has become a member of the global Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO).
The opening lyrics of one of my favourite’s songs by Sarah McLachlan go like this:
In a late 1980s paper on the oppression of Indian women, “Can the Subaltern Speak’, postcolonial critic Gayatri Spivak declares that the subaltern woman is silent in the Indian context.
Choosing to breastfeed is giving your baby the best start at health in life, but it is a labour of love as there can be challenges and trying times in the beginning, but sticking to it will come with big rewards in the long run.
WITH a mission to take a stand and bring about change, awareness and safety for children who are victims of abuse, a determined Bahamian woman started an organisation called “Operation SOLD: Save Our Little Darlings.”