Communication Issues

Just the other day, I was on a bus and this little girl was trying her hardest to tell her mom about something exciting she had seen on her way to school. I was quite enjoying her excited chatter, and was very interested in what she had to say. But as she got around to…

Girls + Condoms = Promiscuity?

For decades, women in Dominica have had to rely on their male counterparts to purchase contraceptives. But why? Why are women on this island so afraid to make these types of transactions themselves? Apparently, there is a stereotype associated with women and the purchase and use of birth control. Word is women who buy these…

Tongue Tied & Frustrated

Tongue Tied & Frustrated

In Dominica, Kwéyòl (creole/patois) is the traditional language, a coveted gift from our ancestors. Many natives both home and abroad use it to add flavour to their speech and also to leave eavesdroppers at a loss. Sadly, the truth is … I don’t speak Creole very well – at all. To date, I can only…