I don’t know if it’s the cold or my fellow soca turnup queen @shehawneeprescod’s invite to a fete in February, but #TBT to this 8 hours of mass at #cropover2017. It was one of the best times in my life and a favorite of this year. Reflecting on this historic celebration of harvest jolted me into a reflection and my duty to evoke this same passion of my spirit the way I’m chipping at the road.
In a time where we are appropriately sensitive to the inequities that are blanketing our communities, it is vital to source our history for guidance and support during these days filled with dismay. Forcing dialogue accompanied with compassion are critical factors in achieving the heights where our ancestors once reigned.
Power does not exist without capital whether intellectual or tangible, so we must continue to invest in ourselves, each other, and our communities as the opposition continue to transform them through their socio-economic and political power shifting our geography, our narrative, and our perceived capabilities.
When we unify we create thriving opportunities for our legacies and in 2018, my hope is that we incrementally force boundaries, challenge ourselves to do more, and become the leadership we wish to see in regaining the power we inherently own.