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YOU ARE THE MEDICINE

“I am wise even from within the womb of my mother. I am the woman of the winds, of the water, of the paths, because I am known in heaven, because I am a doctor woman.” – María Sabina Magdalena García María Sabina was a Mazatec sabia (“one who knows”) or curandera (medicine woman), who […]

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JOY IS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE

“The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers, which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.” – Audre Lorde Joy, and celebrations in particular, focus our attention on our commonalities, not our differences. […]

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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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TEYANA TAYLOR

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Teyana Taylor (New York City, New York, United States)

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THE WEEKND

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to The Weeknd (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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RAICHE

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Raiche (Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States)

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UMI

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to UMI (Los Angeles, California, United States)

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BABY ROSE

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Baby Rose (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)

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LUEDJI LUNA

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Luedji Luna (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil)

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SOUPTinder

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to SOUPTinder (Copenhagen, Denmark)

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VANJESS

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to VanJess (Lagos, Nigeria)

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CYANCA

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Cyanca (Charlotte, North Carolina, United States)

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LOLO ZOUAÏ

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Lolo Zouaï (San Francisco, California, United States)

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MARIAH THE SCIENTIST

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Mariah the Scientist (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

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JAMILA WOODS

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Jamila Woods (Chicago, Illinois, United States)

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MELII

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Melii (New York City, NY, United States)

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AYA NAKAMURA

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Aya Nakamura (Bamako, Mali)

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MAHALIA JACKSON

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Mahalia Jackson (New Orleans, Louisiana, United States)

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TINASHE

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Tinashe (Lexington, Kentucky, United States)

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SUMMER WALKER

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Summer Walker (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)

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KEYSHIA COLE

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Keyshia Cole (Oakland, California, United States)

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SABRINA CLAUDIO

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Sabrina Claudio (Miami, Florida, United States)

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NAO

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to NAO (London, United Kingdom)

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KOFFEE

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Koffee (Spanish Town, Jamaica)

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ARI LENNOX

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Ari Lennox (Washington, D.C., United States)

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NILÜFER YANYA

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Nilüfer Yanya (London, United Kingdom)

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EMELI SANDÉ

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Emeli Sandé (Aberdeen, Scotland)

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SNOH AALEGRA

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Snoh Aalegra (Los Angeles, California, United States & Uppsala, Sweden)

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OPENING SOUP SEASON 2019 BY WILD DAVE

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Opening Soup Season 2019 by Wild Dave

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PUPUSAS Y CURTIDO

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Pupusas Y Curtido Playlist for Mad & Fad at KIHOSKH

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BADDEST RIDDIM

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Baddest Riddim Playlist for Mad & Fad at KIHOSKH

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AMARA LA NEGRA

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Amara La Negra (Miami, Florida, United States)

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ZONKE

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Zonke (Johannesburg, South Africa)

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SEINABO SEY

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Seinabo Sey (Stockholm, Sweden)

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BETTY DAVIS

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Betty Davis (New York City, New York, USA)

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MAYRA ANDRADE

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Mayra Andrade (Cape Verde / Lisbon, Portugal)

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CHOCOLATE KUSH

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Chocolate Kush

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SUDAN ARCHIVES

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Sudan Archives (Los Angeles, California, United States)

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KIANA LEDÉ

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Kiana Ledé (Los Angeles, California, United States)

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EMELI SANDÉ

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Emeli Sandé (Aberdeen, Scotland)

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JENNIFER LARA

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Jennifer Lara (Kingston, Jamaica)

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JUSTINE SKYE

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Justine Skye (Brooklyn, New York City, United States)

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VICTORIA MONÉT

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Victoria Monét (Sacramento, California, United States)

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DE PAUR CHORUS

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Calypso Christmas by De Paur Chorus (New Jersey, NY – Unites States)

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H.E.R.

The Caribbean Housewife is listening to H.E.R. (Vallejo, California, United States)

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