Rihanna - Diamonds Cover by NexCyx (by Nexcyx)

Still my favorite cover by NexCyx.

Moves Like Jagger - NexCyx (Maroon 5 Cover) (by Nexcyx)

Take a moment to vote for @Nexcyx (the only c’bean band in the semis if I’m not mistaken) here: http://ryanseacrest.com/2013/03/20/semi-finals-vote-for-your-favorite-maroon-5-cover/

La NomRah Designs Spring 2013

La Barbade Collection - Necklace No.5

I dream of home:Of Bougainvillea flowers and honey bees,Sunkissed skin and Casaurina swaying in a gentle breezeNo. 5 is inspired by the beautiful bougainvillea plant - green leaves that contrast the colors of the flower which may run the spectrum of vibrant reds, pinks, purples and oranges. Fuschia rondelles are framed by veined orange agate, chartreuse bamboo coral, faceted turquoise and ivory wood beads. Approximately 18 inches.No. 5 comes with a hook & eye clasp or toggle clasp for easy yet secure closure. Please choose your finish when adding to cart. Necklace comes with a complimentary pair of earrings.About the collection:La Barbade is how you’d say Barbados in French if you wanted to be fancy :-). This Necklace collection is inspired by my love and appreciation for all things Bajan - the people, culture, music, food and everything in between. I grew up in this beautiful, vibrant place - quite humbly - and though my perspective now is laden with a significant increase of amore compared to my years of growing pains and teenage angst, it is clear to me that it will always be home in my heart.This collection is close to my heart, and as such each design is limited edition. I’ll only be making a select number of each necklace to keep the experience of each piece special.***I’ve used natural materials (wood, bone, stones, coral) and glass in this collection. Please bear in mind that over time some natural materials may change color slightly as they absorb natural oils from the skin.For more selections in La Barbade collection:http://www.etsy.com/shop/LaNomRahDesigns?section_id=11755725

La Barbade Collection - Necklace No.5

I dream of home:

Of Bougainvillea flowers and honey bees,
Sunkissed skin and Casaurina 
swaying in a gentle breeze

No. 5 is inspired by the beautiful bougainvillea plant - green leaves that contrast the colors of the flower which may run the spectrum of vibrant reds, pinks, purples and oranges. Fuschia rondelles are framed by veined orange agate, chartreuse bamboo coral, faceted turquoise and ivory wood beads. 

Approximately 18 inches.

No. 5 comes with a hook & eye clasp or toggle clasp for easy yet secure closure. Please choose your finish when adding to cart. Necklace comes with a complimentary pair of earrings.


About the collection:
La Barbade is how you’d say Barbados in French if you wanted to be fancy :-). This Necklace collection is inspired by my love and appreciation for all things Bajan - the people, culture, music, food and everything in between. 

I grew up in this beautiful, vibrant place - quite humbly - and though my perspective now is laden with a significant increase of amore compared to my years of growing pains and teenage angst, it is clear to me that it will always be home in my heart.

This collection is close to my heart, and as such each design is limited edition. I’ll only be making a select number of each necklace to keep the experience of each piece special.

***I’ve used natural materials (wood, bone, stones, coral) and glass in this collection. Please bear in mind that over time some natural materials may change color slightly as they absorb natural oils from the skin.

For more selections in La Barbade collection:http://www.etsy.com/shop/LaNomRahDesigns?section_id=11755725

(Source: lanomrahdesigns.etsy.com)

somebody grab me a church fan…
but idk how i feel about my flag all up in his jewels…
but then that just gives a whole new meaning to “gem of the caribbean sea”

somebody grab me a church fan…

but idk how i feel about my flag all up in his jewels…

but then that just gives a whole new meaning to “gem of the caribbean sea”

A Day in a Bajan Life (by Pelle Hybbinette)

A Day in a Bajan Life is a series of 10 cinematic, short-film portraits of everyday life and people in Barbados, directed and shot by acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Pelle Hybbinette, an adopted Bajan. Produced by Penelope Hynam.

The series shows the beautiful variety and contrast of this “paradise” island, from black to white, rich to poor, famous and unknown. Two keywords are the dreams and ambitions of the subjects.

thefeeloffree:

lanomrah: but dating confuses me as a person raised in a non american culture. cause dating is some straight up american shit.
#WELP 
i did not know what dating was until 2 years ago and i am still extremely unsure and vaguely confused. my ex was like- how many other people have you dated?
and i went- we’re dating?!
(yeahhhh)

I was really confused when i first moved here 9 years ago and I am just as confused now. I think it’s a really well marketed relationship game… like really a ploy to keep every one confused without having to have a discussion. Cause once you are dating it’s kinda like you and them are something but also not really. From a hetero normative standpoint the shit is mind boggling. you could be dating multiple people and not in a relationship. If you date multiple persons and you are in a relationship that’s actually cheating. Or you could be in a relationship and still dating that one person. Or you could be actively dating one person but it’s not official. Or you could be doing the same with multiple people and just keeping it light or not.
WHere i”m from there is no dating. There is “talking” this is the phase where you get to know the person. You court them, you walk them home, go out and do things together - nothig is official, but there was and yet there wasn’t an expectation of exclusivity. The expectation comes relative to the amount of time you “talk” to the person. The longer y’all are talking, the assumption is that all the other candidates are falling off.
After the talking you either become official or you don’t. Things elevate or they don’t. This is where things are certain but the language is so misogynistic and maladaptive. because once you are official the terminology is possessive i.e. you got (bajan present tense meaning to have) or you have the person. One would not say he or she is mine, or refer to another’s spouse as e.g. “S/he is his/hers”. What you will hear is “He/she got he/she” or “he/she has him/her”
I mean there is gray area but the area is soo small there is less room for confusion.
But then this leads me to why cheating is so rampant in my culture. The language, the thinking, everything is structured to endorse a binary. Either it is or it isn’t. But then infidelity is so common place and normal invoking little to no side eye and accepted, yet still deemed unacceptable despite the fact that it has basically become accepted? #thismakessense
SO while dating is confusing, it could be a positive thing in terms of facilitating a coloring/expansion of the relationship spectrum.
ANd now that I think about it while things back home have become significantly americanized and dating is more practiced now and what not, the attitude and behavior as it comes to infidelity remains the same because no one is actually pushing the agenda of openness in relationships and honesty.
Oh the boxes… all the cultural boxes… i want to set them ablaze.

thefeeloffree:

lanomrah: but dating confuses me as a person raised in a non american culture. cause dating is some straight up american shit.

#WELP 

i did not know what dating was until 2 years ago and i am still extremely unsure and vaguely confused. my ex was like- how many other people have you dated?

and i went- we’re dating?!

(yeahhhh)

I was really confused when i first moved here 9 years ago and I am just as confused now. I think it’s a really well marketed relationship game… like really a ploy to keep every one confused without having to have a discussion. Cause once you are dating it’s kinda like you and them are something but also not really. From a hetero normative standpoint the shit is mind boggling. you could be dating multiple people and not in a relationship. If you date multiple persons and you are in a relationship that’s actually cheating. Or you could be in a relationship and still dating that one person. Or you could be actively dating one person but it’s not official. Or you could be doing the same with multiple people and just keeping it light or not.

WHere i”m from there is no dating. There is “talking” this is the phase where you get to know the person. You court them, you walk them home, go out and do things together - nothig is official, but there was and yet there wasn’t an expectation of exclusivity. The expectation comes relative to the amount of time you “talk” to the person. The longer y’all are talking, the assumption is that all the other candidates are falling off.

After the talking you either become official or you don’t. Things elevate or they don’t. This is where things are certain but the language is so misogynistic and maladaptive. because once you are official the terminology is possessive i.e. you got (bajan present tense meaning to have) or you have the person. One would not say he or she is mine, or refer to another’s spouse as e.g. “S/he is his/hers”. What you will hear is “He/she got he/she” or “he/she has him/her”

I mean there is gray area but the area is soo small there is less room for confusion.

But then this leads me to why cheating is so rampant in my culture. The language, the thinking, everything is structured to endorse a binary. Either it is or it isn’t. But then infidelity is so common place and normal invoking little to no side eye and accepted, yet still deemed unacceptable despite the fact that it has basically become accepted? #thismakessense

SO while dating is confusing, it could be a positive thing in terms of facilitating a coloring/expansion of the relationship spectrum.

ANd now that I think about it while things back home have become significantly americanized and dating is more practiced now and what not, the attitude and behavior as it comes to infidelity remains the same because no one is actually pushing the agenda of openness in relationships and honesty.

Oh the boxes… all the cultural boxes… i want to set them ablaze.

(Source: diokpara)

CODE RED will bring 10 young feminists from across the Caribbean to Barbados for a regional grounding in May (1-day meeting)

redforgender:

Catch A Fire the Caribbean: Regional Feminist Grounding

CODE RED will bring 10 young feminists from across the Caribbean to Barbados for a regional grounding in May (1-day meeting). We are looking for passionate and engaged leaders who are working at the community level. Do you know someone who should be there? Tell us! redforgender [at] gmail [dot] com.

The meeting is envisioned as a starting point towards regional feminist mobilisation of a new generation of Caribbean activists whose outlook is regional, who are well networked into their communities and who are connected to each other. Some young women from the region have started their own initiatives and could benefit from access to funding, mentorship and opportunities to grow and develop these initiatives into institutions. One of the objectives of this meeting is to determine how we can support each other and becoming stronger voices for social change in the region.

Persons who are working specifically in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights are especially welcome.

The participation of 10 young women from the English-speaking Caribbean and Haiti will be fully funded.  Country representation will be taken into account as part of the selection process.

Barbados-based activists and other participants from the region who have their own funding are also invited to participate.

Want to be there?

Send us your contact information (including SKYPE ID) and a brief bio outlining your activist work.

It’s that simple!

“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”


#signalboost

yea…

yea…

Tags: caribbean life

Bunji Garlin - So&So (2012 Soca) (by Flagzradio)

New Destra : ATTITUDE [2012 Trinidad Soca][Red Bull Riddim, Precision Prod. & Andre J. Donawa] (by julian18249)

attitude an’ a big bag o wine

and Lord knows this is needed. Particularly after the distasteful comments made by the deputy PM of SVG (a woman) telling women to dress more appropriately lest they tempt men into harassing and assaulting them.

The entire region needs a policy overhaul when it comes to women’s rights.

Barbado’ed Scotland’s Sugar Slaves part 1 of 4 (by DaBigSun)

I’m pleased this is now on Youtube.

cerasee for the healing of the nation