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THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP & CONNECTION

“Many Cultures One Country One People” – Saint Maarten Born on Curaçao, but growing up on Sint Maarten (and later the Netherlands), being around many cultures and nationalities, was how I was brought up. My first friend in life was Georgette and I can still remember the warmth of our friendship. It was never about […]

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LIVING IN A MISINFORMATION SOCIETY

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” – Malcom X Deliberate and accidental misinformation in media outlets has always been problematic. Media has the power to influence minds, […]

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RACIST TRADITIONS

“Imagine being born on colonialized island territory with a heavy slavery past. Then growing up in the very same country that colonialized (read: hijacked) your land, your history, your ancestral lineage, your voice, and your identity. And therefore, also your future.” That country is not only still not free of racism, many of its citizens […]

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LEARN THE LESSON!

“I know my purpose. I’m here to teach. Maybe it’s not the proper way to teach, but f*ck it, you’re gonna learn today!” – Tiffany Haddish   Photo General Price List  – The Caribbean Housewife (Copenhagen, Denmark 2019)

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WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

“Where am I from?” I am from the thousand lakes in Finland. From the sultry air in Lisbon. From the canals in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. From the lagunes in Venice. From the white sandy beaches in Bahia, Salvador. From Kleine Knip on Curaçao. From Simpson Bay on Sint Maarten. I am from Lemuria. I am […]

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PINK IT & SHRINK IT

“The Pink Tax is not actually a tax but rather a system of discriminatory pricing on products and services that is based on gender. The Pink Tax costs the average woman $1,300 a year and impacts all aspects of daily life from shopping to dry cleaning.”– Meredith Hoffman Pink tax refers to extra charges placed […]

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