Wednesday, 25 May 2016

TheWordyPhoenix :: Interview on Culture and Performance Arts with TAMCC and NSCC

I had the pleasure of being amongst a select few to be interviewed by a delegation of Canadian students doing a documentary styled project in unison with our local collage over the past two Fridays.

The team had some very interesting questions and were very professional about the whole process. They were even kind enough to leave me with a parting gift and an invitation to a showing of the material they have gathered so far while here.

I was happy to be a part of this interview series because I am very passionate about culture, it's documentation and the performing arts.

These are some of the behind the scenes shots of the process. Don't I look so coordinated trying to attach my microphone in my heels-ditched-for-flip-lops-cause-it's-the-end-of-the-day self? I apologise for the blurry photos, it was pretty spur of the moment!

On the Friday after the interview the students were kind enough to invite me to the presentation of multiple business ideas that they conjured up as a result of their in depth interviews. The room where we sat to listen to the presentations was potent with passion and experience. It was moving to be in a room full of locals who care about the future of my country's arts and culture, people equally passionate about preserving it. These business ideas were superb and I couldn't believe that the students came up with such feasible proposals in such a short time as two weeks!

My only reservation is that those proposals should have been presented to members of government and members of the business community. We are the manpower but the resources are not within our hands...they are in the hands of those we voted into a place of power.

Lastly, I ended up somehow at the beach at the end of the day with these great set of students and organisers. I got a chance to share more casual conversation with these driven people as we sat around enjoying the ocean, it's breezes and the sound of goat skin drums under the weight of our voices chorusing in local song. The lady in the last picture is Allison, lovely lady, beautiful soul.

I truly believe that the most effective way to kill a civilisation is to take away the voice of it's people. A societies voice manifests it self most strongly through it's arts and culture. Document your voice and it will live forever.

Thanks for having me!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Musing :: Style : Mint Chocolate

My country is in the midst of is third Chocolate Festival. I was privileged to be reading poetry at art exhibit associated with the event this year at the Susan Mains Gallery. It was wonderful to be surrounded by art and culture where the prime focus is the survival and celebration of one of my favourite things in the world.

This year I got to try iced cocoa tea, rum punch, stewed chicken with a chocolate sauce and of course this lovely fruit flower made up of pineapple and a grape that I soon bit into the shape of a heart because because.

 Always fun bumping into fellow local bloggers. Grenada Soul Adventurer was there kicking butt as per usual as seen behind the camera in the photo above.

Peace. Love. Art.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Musing :: Style : Hip

Dress:: Gifted Watch: Thrifted Knotted Necklace: Mother acquired. Lipstick: Mac Cyber and Mac Ruby Woo

 My fun little mod outfit was warn on mothers day. This year my mother decided she wanted to go to a concert. Granted I was very tired from having completed so much school work the past day and honestly I just wanted to sleep for days. The stress alone had been exhausting.

These mothers day outings have become very special to me. They began as just me trying to fit into being a new adult, wanting to take my mother out with the money I had worked for, to celebrate the work she had done all through out my life to get me safely to the other side of education; the work force.

Now I am an adult though, now we do it because it's simply this fun thing that we do. We go out and we laugh and we live and remember that we have done so together. I love affording my mother an opportunity she can show off with if she s chooses because she deserves it.

I have been uniquely aware lately of how life is changing in irreparable not long from now all that we will remember is a memory of a memory as we proceed to get older and older...

I keep seeing so many things surfing around the internet about how this is a sad day for so many people and I feel that makes me very sad. It also makes me very appreciative that I don't have to feel that sadness today...not yet. Maybe that sounds a bit morbid but I want to laugh as much as I can with her before I cant any more...

I wore this dress, a birthday gift with boots. I always forget that I don't like short things. I've no desire to be in the public eye in a sexual way but I do like being comfortable and this was a very comfortable dress. Aside from the length. It's got a lining and long sleeves which kept me warm. I soon squared away the length problem with my jacket haha. Definitely a ware with leggings situation next time!

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Mothers Day Feels | It Takes Something Strong To Make Something Strong

It Takes Something Strong to Make Something Strong

I have a bottomless pit of lessons that my mother has given to me let me tell ya and I'm grateful for every one.

Happy Mother's Day!
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