The Lioness Project'S ARCHIVE

  • 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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  •   Originally published in Express Woman, June 11, 2017 My name is Hannah McSween. I was about five or six years old when my mother and I vacationed with our family friend who has a daughter with Down Syndrome. I was never conscious of her disability, until I entered secondary school and there were conversations […]

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  • Originally published in Express Woman, May 28, 2017 My name is Jeanne Sabga-Aboud and I am an OT, or Occupational Therapist. I believe a lot of my passion and drive goes back to my parents especially my mother. From a young age I was taught and always surrounded by compassion and empathy. I always knew […]

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  • Originally published in Express Woman, May 23, 2017 I read this on one of my favourite blogs… To learn, we go to school.
To feel better, we go to the doctor. To maintain our car, we go to a mechanic. To get our children to communicate, we go to the speech-language pathologist. While there is some truth to all of […]

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  • Originally published in Express Woman, May 07, 2017 My name is Carey Phillipps and I am a natural-born caregiver. Since childhood, whether it’s people or animals, I take care of them. It was therefore no surprise when I decided to pursue a career in physiotherapy and work with children with special needs. At seventeen, after […]

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  • Originally published in Express Woman, April 23, 2017 My name is Candilla Berment-Harper and I was called to service in a field, which was introduced to me by chance.  I was born into a loving family of four sisters and one brother, and spent my early childhood days in Fyzabad.  My dad was an Accountant […]

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  • Originally published in Express Woman, April 16, 2017 My name is Aliya Drakes and I am an Occupational Therapist (OT). One of my favourite and most memorable moments of my career was the day one of my kids walked for the first time. We’d been working on it for months, and for months he was […]

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  • Originally published in Express Woman, April 09, 2017 My name is Sirlon George and I am a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) by profession. I studied at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida, and have been an SLP for over 10 years. I have a passion and love for working with families and their young […]

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