Today, we are celebrating a feminist holiday: #NoHijabDay. Feminists have long fought against gender policing, patriarchal violence and mandated hijab. You’re not a feminist if you refuse to support women who take off the hijab. I had to quit my job because they knew where I worked. I had to sacrifice health insurance and work […]
1. The Most Dangerous Place for a woman is in the home 2020 has proven that the most dangerous place for a woman is in the home. Domestic violence kills more women than solo female travel ever will. Whenever I tell someone that I’ve escaped sex trafficking, they assume it happened in Colombia, Trinidad & […]
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.
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.
August 1st is a major holiday amongst several West Indian countries. Here’s why. Emancipation Day commemorates the abolition of slavery in Jamaica, Guyana, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent, Montserrat and Bermuda.