Dear Mr. Sir

"I am writing this letter to you declaring who I am, meant to be, made to be and who owns me. You did what you did and stripped me of all I had. Every bit of courage, confidence, self-love and appreciation I had for myself. You made me believe I was nothing but garbage, a …

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Faith > Sight

It was probably a few months ago that I came across a tweet from Dante’s twitter account (@whoknowsdante). The tweet had my attention at first glance and after scanning through the rest of them, I had no other choice but to click that “follow” button. He always had something good to say, not only good …

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Until You’re 40

A few weeks ago I got a chance to interview one of my followers and social media acquaintances. Seeing his posts always made me wonder what kind of person he was and what he was all about. His Instagram posts and his tweets are always so calm, gentle, sensitive but most of all positive. He …

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“Jamaican” – More Than A Title

Being Jamaican is more than a title. It’s more than just saying “Yah mon!” (which nobody actually says 99% of the time). It’s an honor, a privilege, a blessing, and most of all, it’s a lifestyle. To be Jamaica means to be blessed. Yes we’ve had our ups and downs like any other country, no …

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Surviving Puppets

That’s exactly what some of us are, “surviving puppets” (with/without strings). Not teens/teenagers/kids/children. We’re just walking paradoxes; of our own selves, lives, friends, parents, teachers and most of all, of society. They tell us that we’re free, that we have decisions to make on our own, that we’re “grown” or “old enough” to do this …

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#BlackLivesMatter, Is it just a trend?

Since recently, I’ve noticed the #blacklivesmatter hashtag becoming a trend. This is a good thing, yet a bad one. It’s bad seeing that we’re only able to use a hashtag to prove the worth of our black lives and to get recognition. It’s sad that nobody recognizes our worth until we protest, get killed or …

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Let Us Live

One of the most overlooked stages of being a teen is the one where we are merely surviving/existing rather than actually living. If you were once a teen, you should at least be aware of the struggles we face growing up. However, with such a diverse and large generation gap, it would be unfair for …

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Respeck & Support My Choices

One of the most tragic things in one's life is to grow up and not fulfill the life they've planned, expected or dreamed of... simply because the people in their support system showed them little to no "respeck" when it came to their decisions (if it was a bad one then that's understandable). There comes …

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Have Ambition

This is one of the many important things that teens of our generation lack. We have our goals yes, but most of the time we just set them, kick back, relax and do little or nothing to achieve them. Ambition is more important than you think, it acts as fuel for our goals, it’s not …

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Never Lose Sight

Ever heard of the term “blind a lead blind”/”the blind is leading the blind”? well that term relates to many of us and the people we surround ourselves with. For this blog, let’s pretend we are spiritually, emotionally and mentally blind. Now imagine those who you surround yourself with having the same issue, how does …

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