Do I Believe In Gender Roles & Feminism?

The new age definition of feminism seems to appropriate that women believe and behave in a manner that portrays they are superior to men. I, myself, have zero interest in that. I agree with textbook feminism, that we are equals, neither being more superior. By this view, I neglect to identify as a feminist. But…

Aphrodisiac; Chocolate, Strong Back or Dancehall?

I suppose the by the title, you are aware that it’s me, Trina. As usual, I wait for a topic of discussion to come up so that I can throw my weight behind it and… well… aphrodisiacs it is. Let’s provoke a few inner vixens tonight, shall we? Tell me honestly, do they work? Aphrodisiacs, I mean….

The Meaning of Friendship 

When I was about 18, I lost a friend that I had loved like a sister due to one most basic girl code reasons that I had thought shouldn’t take place, a guy. 

‘Ownership’ above ‘Equal Rights’?

Hey there folks, it’s T(Tea/Trina) time! This week’s banter is again on a dancehall controversial subject. Dexta Daps and his short film, effectively erasing all thoughts and attention from the ‘Equal Rights’ hallabaloo, squashing its reign. Thursday night, Mieann asked if we’d seen the Dexta Daps short film. We hadn’t and JoJo made reference to Dexta as the ‘Jamaican Trey…

Oral Sex Still a Controversy? How?!

Hi, guys, Trina here. Shan’s given me free reign (well, as much as she can and still maintain we are both ladies) tonight. I urge you to go get the biggest tea cup you can find because I’m coming for souls tonight! So if you’re underaged turn back now. If you are archaic, better leave…

Dream Date, Marriage & Sex

Someday, my husband will take me to Napa Valley or some Tuscany Vineyard for a surprise picnic with grapes, cheese, wine and smooches…

Does Size (Length) Really Matter?

TL; DR. The acronym means ‘too long; didn’t read’ and gets a bad rap because the user is labelled lazy and rude. But is that true? How many of us are guilty of this without typing it to let the author of a piece know? I know I am. As much as I love reading…

Two Thousand Sixteen: The Year That Was

“I’ve been more than a little preoccupied lately.” This is actually a gross understatement. I’ve been attending a very lovable, tiny person as her appearance changes the dynamics of my marriage and home life in general. Tiny person, major influence(s) and chain reactions. Overall, I feel as though I’ve held my head down and when…

Open Letter to Andrew Holness: Jamaica’s Black Soul Scar; Crime

My name is Shandean. A late 1980’s millennial born and raised in Jamaica. Tonight (or this morning rather), at 2:49am as I feed my 6 week old infant, I come across the article that informs of 5 month old Paris Gray succumbing to being shot in her abdomen. She was killed while gunmen attacked and…

Fathering Fathers Or Paternal Delinquents?

I don’t know any  paternally ‘delinquent‘ men. With the perpetual insistence that black men of today are more often than not avoiding or ignoring their responsibilities as men, I’m not sure how unique of a position I find myself. Society seems to be doing its best to convince us all (women in particular) that men…

The Modern Traditional Woman: The Married Individual

My last article spoke of the The Modern Traditional Woman, focusing on the acquiring of a fulfilling career and family life. This piece is on that same woman from a different perspective. Marriage and being an individual. “You are one.”. I have never known a phrase to bring me joy and yet grind my gears…