The Lioness Project'S ARCHIVE

  • Originally published in the Trinidad Express , March 05, 2018 I got into the business of special children almost by mistake. In 1975 I was in the middle of paediatric training in Baltimore, Maryland. As one of the paediatric residents at Baltimore City Hospitals, I had to periodically cover the Maryland State Hospital that took […]

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  • Originally published in the Trinidad Express , February 26, 2018 You know sometimes when you wish you didn’t feel so socially awkward? Yup! That’s me. My name is Rowan Nicholas McEwen, and I have this condition called Autism. It does not mean I am mentally ill or anything. It just means that my brain is […]

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  • Originally published in the Trinidad Express , February 19, 2018 The sound of pain which echoed in the small space we were allowed to dwell and the smell of industrial disinfectant caused my heart to race. In my mind I wished for a quick delivery, a healthy baby and a strong and happy mom. That […]

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  • 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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