It Happened To Me: Forced Marriage Is Sex Trafficking

Forced marriage is sex trafficking. By ignoring forced marriage in our policy discussions about sex trafficking, we are leaving thousands of vulnerable girls and women behind. Forced marriage happens within insular religious communities every single day. Our legislation, policy-making and funding must support the lives of women and girls in religious communities who are at […]

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My Personal Experience with Colorism in Trinidad & Tobago

It’s no secret that colorism is a major issue to reckon with. Colorism is not just about dating preferences. Darker-skinned people face longer prison sentences, disproportionately poor health outcomes, over-policing, and more punitive forms of discipline in schools.

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Visiting the First City for Free Black People in South America

I launched GabarIskuFilan to document Black liberation from the perspective of a solo female traveler. So far, I’ve traveled to Trinidad & Tobago and Colombia with the intention to learn about the universal struggle for Black liberation and self-determination.

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Why I Call Myself a Kafir

Kafir is a derogatory term to describe infidels. It’s also a slur that evokes violence, death threats, and harmful repercussions.

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