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Do you think it’s delusional to believe that your thoughts encapsulate or are responsible for your entire wellbeing?
I know that of the 200 plus individuals who comment when I post something significant, some have a child or children in their care. I know that most of them post pictures when celebrating their children’s birthdays or their entry into primary school at the age of five, passing SEA at the age of 11 or when waiting on CSEC results at the age of 15 — all milestones in the lives of our children.
My name is Nadia Lorick. I am a licensed Zumba Fitness® Instructor and I specialise in teaching community Zumba Fitness classes across Trinidad and Tobago. I currently host classes at Chaguanas, Valsayn, Valpark and Port-of-Spain but I started off in Chaguanas.
It is of paramount importance for both men and women of all ages to pay particular attention to their bodies. However, it has been statistically proven that women are doing a better job of this than men. Why is that?
It hurts to see the person you love delve into the deep dangerous depths of drug or alcohol abuse. Each day you may feel like you are watching someone hold a loaded gun to his or her head and without them even realising they are on a self destructive path. Sadness mixed with confusion, anger infused with frustration overcome with love and the desire to fix things that may seem helpless and overwhelming, may entrap your emotions and thoughts. Do not lose hope or think you are alone in this plight.
Zakiya Naila Uzoma-Wadada whose birth name is really Wendy Manners, child of Clyde and Agnes Manners attended Belmont Girls’ RC.School after which she attended St Joseph’s Convent, Port-of Spain for seven years. There, she completed her GCE Ordinary Level and GCE Advanced Level Examinations. Zakiya as she is known today, changed her name by Deed Poll in 1975. when she began to understand the importance of the meaning and energy of a name and the significance to identification of one’s ethnicity.
Nowadays we hear the phrase Girl Boss being thrown around a lot. Everyone wants to be a Girl Boss but what does that actually mean? The phrase was made popular by NastyGal Founder Sophia Amoruso. Amoruso defines a Girl Boss as “someone who has big dreams and is willing to work hard for them. So being a Girl Boss is really about being the boss of your own life. You don’t have to be the boss of anyone else to be a Girl Boss.”
Shari Cumberbatch is a graphic designer who possesses a keen passion for vibrant patterns and bold colours. After working with various design studios, advertising agencies and departments, Shari purchased a sewing machine on a whim in 2014. That decision unleashed a hidden wealth of design passion and creativity that subsequently gave birth to SHOPSHARI, now one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most hip and recognisable fashion brands. For the past three years, she has also designed a section for The Lost Tribe, winner of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival’s Band of the Year (large) prize in 2019.
The distinctive International Women’s Forum (IWF) brings together more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 countries, including the Caribbean islands of The Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, all dedicated to building better leadership locally and globally. The Trinidad and Tobago Forum’s (IWFTT) core purpose “To unite, inspire and celebrate accomplished women. To advance exemplary leadership, while learning from and supporting each other, and empowering the next generation of women leaders”, is fuelling its plans to expand its activities.
Mawasi “Mo” Martin is a makeup artist, mother of one and entrepreneur. Having taught herself makeup artistry, it is now past a decade that she has been involved in the industry and proudly states that she is versed in all styles of makeup from enhancement makeup to creative/avante garde styles. Not only does Mo love doing makeup but she is passionate about sharing the love of her craft through teaching makeup at workshops and classes at her Arima based studio. In 2016, Mo started her own indie brand of cosmetics, Caribbean Queen Cosmetics, and in 2017 she was named the Trinidad social-media Ambassador for Black Opal cosmetics. To put it simply, Mo has been making waves in the local industry while helping women to embrace themselves whether it be loving themselves with makeup or by highlighting her personal journey in fitness, skin care and advocating for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. As we prepare you for the coming of Emancipation Day celebrations, we sought to find out some more about Mo’s love for makeup and her best makeup tips to take to the streets.
Frankly, I think there are way too many coined labels on how we style ourselves. My belief is that we are conditioned by several influences, particularly in this eclectic space that is the Caribbean, so we can opt to reflect any of the myriad of possibilities. What we style on the outside is a manifestation of who we claim to be inwardly. So we can choose to express ourselves, through our style predilections to say who we are, without being always in fashion or gender-sanctioned.
In the months since Carnival 2019, the band Dil-E-Nadan has not slowed down after its hectic season. Dil-E-Nadan has been touring the United States, Europe, Guyana and Suriname. When at home, the group has performed at several events including lead vocalist, Raymond Ramnarine’s own annual production, “Everyboday Loves Raymond,” which saw its final run this year to a sold out audience.
The annual Salaka Feast was re-enacted by the Pembroke Folk Performers on Monday as part of the Tobago Heritage Festival at the Pembroke Heritage Park.
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