The Lioness Project'S ARCHIVE

  • Originally published in the Trinidad Express , February 05, 2018 I was born hearing into a single parent home in Sangre Grande. My mom worked hard to support her seven children. One month after my seventh birthday, I contracted meningitis and was rushed to the hospital. I can remember my uncle saying, “This boy dead […]

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  • Originally published in the Trinidad Express , January 29, 2018 It’s difficult to explain what Multiple Sclerosis feels like. It hurts, its numb, I’m on fire, my feet feel like they are freezing, I’m always exhausted, I can’t sleep. I have Multiple Sclerosis, a neurological disease that affects everything, it also causes your autoimmune system […]

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  • Originally published in the Trinidad Express , January 22, 2018 In February 2009 my daughter, Kinaya-Joy was born, little did I know that she would come bearing a very special mission, a transformative, life-changing experience that would have a major effect on my entire family. Along with my wife Patricia and my son Kevon, we […]

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  • Originally published in the Trinidad Express , January 11, 2018 I lived the first 31 years of my life as a sighted man. Heavily reliant on my vision to go about my day to day routines, it never occurred to me that I could lose the ability to do something that came naturally. It is […]

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  • Originally published in the Trinidad Express , January 07, 2018 I am an artist by profession although I only started considering myself one about 8 years ago despite being in the profession since age seventeen. The way I see and think about things is not the way most people see and think about things. I […]

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  • Andrew Fitt with his favorite art books, photographed at Medulla Art Gallery. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay. Originally published in the Trinidad Express , December 11, 2017 I’m 44. That’s only six years away from 50, and a lot of things have happened in nearly a half century since I was born in a hospital on […]

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  • Originally published in the Trinidad Express , December 11, 2017 WHEN Laura and I learnt that we were expecting a son, it was a real joy. I had all these thoughts: me and my boy… we will ride around together, kick ball, fly kite, go fishing, draw, make music and write stories. That was what […]

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  • Originally published in Express Woman, July 02, 2017 I wish I can say that I always dreamt of becoming a teacher but that is not my truth. In an almost psychic way, my grandmother with whom I spent most of my life, always called me teacher Phyllo (since my mother migrated in search of a […]

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  • Originally published in Express Woman, June 11, 2017 My name is Rynelle Boyce and I began my journey as an educator in 2011. I am certified in Early Childhood Care and Education, both through the UWI’s certificate programme and their bachelors programme. I am currently pursuing my Masters degree in Inclusion and Special Education. In […]

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  • Originally published in Express Woman, June 11, 2017 My name is Karen Stollmeyer and I am a Hippo Therapist. Although certified as a Speech-Language Pathologist, and having spent 7 years immersed in the field in the United States, I decided to return to Trinidad in November 2003 to pursue my passion for teaching yoga and […]

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