Being a victim of sexual assault is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone. You are not alone. Support is available for your recovery. Reach out for help. Most of all, understand that you are never at fault. The criminal who did this to you is at fault.
Just A Thought
There is something about a father's love. Daddy carries the power in his words that can change a person's life. Dads should not take this ability lightly. It should be used wisely and measured. Your children do more than listen to what you say. They pay close attention to your actions, as they speak louder than words.
We need a friend during life. Some of are lucky to have more than one true friend. We need to know that friendship might have parameters but there should be no boundary for honesty. It should be the one characteristic we continuously don't compromise on.
It is our Maroon mindset that sets us apart from others. We understand that we may be underdogs but never bow to that reality. We see injustice as fuel to march on and right the wrongs. We see neglect as a purpose to pay attention. We are wholesome people who demand respect and defend the weak. We are proud Maroons. Take note and govern yourself accordingly.
It is our personality that makes us the power-filled human beings that we are. Our skin is the wrapper of all our energy. Never, ever be ashamed of your black skin. It carries centuries of dignity and pride. Stand tall little princess.
We are a people with an eclectic past and present—the melting pot of the Caribbean of cultures to make one. Our Mother Tongue is Patois. It is a language wrapped in English, French, Spanish, and languages throughout the African continent. Where is your allegiance?
This article is for you if you have ever heard the 'eight rivers' explanation of our beloved Ocho Rios' naming. It's incredible what detail can do. If we pay attention to the details of our past, we will uncover many 'modified truths' in the journey Emancipate our minds.
One of the most critical moments in your life is when you get to know why you are here in the first place. What did the Creator have in mind when you were a thought? This assignment, we call your 'Why'. Today, we hope you will understand that there is no science to figuring it out. There is just a need for introspection. Are you ready to know your 'why'?
We need to listen to life. Sometimes that means we will have to pause to hear the messages. Never get so busy that you miss your cues which lead you to fulfilling lives. Ignoring the alert can turn out to be quite costly. Just pause and reset. Be happy that you can do it.
We were born with two ears and one mouth. Our elders tell us that happened to give us a hint. We are to listen twice as much as we talk. But do we take heed? Are we listening? Do we practice what we learn? Try to do it for one day and see what happens. Seriously! Try.
The voice of the people needs documentation. This job rests squarely with the people. If left up to others, the story will never be accurate enough to represent the people truly. We need to give our writers our attention. They are the gatekeepers to our future knowing our present.