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Orchid Masquerade 2017 | The Barbados Orchid Society

The Barbados Orchid Society presents the Orchid Masquerade! This event will be held at the Barbados Horticulture Society Headquarters, Balls Plantation, Christ Church, on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, 2017. A $20 donation gets you in. Uniquely Yours will be there displaying the lovely pieces from my most recent posts, and with new pieces in the works. This will be your opportunity to stop … Continue reading Orchid Masquerade 2017 | The Barbados Orchid Society

Women’s Day | My thoughts: Not just one day a year

I don’t get caught up in the feminist discussion nor do I condone the ill-treatment of men. What I do believe in is fairness. I believe that each human being, regardless of gender, colour, creed, class, nationality, society or religion ought to have the same basic rights. I am well aware that this does not hold true for all states and their citizens.

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The Universal Declaration on Human Rights of 1948 lists a number of rights, inter alia-

  • the right to life, liberty and security of person
  • the right to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal
  • the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution
  • the right to marry and to found a family
  • the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association
  • the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment
  • the right to education
  • the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits

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Unfortunately, there are women and girls who exercise too few of the rights of the UDHR. Despite international efforts by women’s organizations, women and girls are still trafficked, abused, forced to marry and start families. They are not permitted to make decisions which might impact their personal lives nor do they have opportunities to thoroughly explore avenues to contribute in their communities. Those who are bold enough to step outside of societal demarcations in order to seek a better life for themselves and their children are met with resistance from those who have conformed, violence or even death.  Continue reading “Women’s Day | My thoughts: Not just one day a year”

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge | Looking down at things

Cee from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges started a new series last week. Given that I am so behind time, this is will my first of two which will mean I am back up to scratch 🙂 This particular challenge is called ‘Looking down at things.’ All you have to do is take a photo from a vantage point where you are looking downward. Here are … Continue reading Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge | Looking down at things

Rhythm

“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ”—Maya Angelou Tumbling, rushing, crashing Bounding, pushing, rambling Coasting, cruising, bopping Soaring, climbing, ascending Gliding, meandering, dripping Rolling, speeding, flipping Swooping, flying, twisting Plummeting, careening, bolting Tapping, swaying, flouncing Rolling, strumming, drumming Jamming, pulsing, dancing Moaning, crying, sighing Breathing, kissing, blowing Being. Rhythm. Life. It’s in everything. —Tasha *Main image found here via Daily Prompt: Rhythmic Continue reading Rhythm

Spread Your Wings

Why the Butterfly? Yes, if you know me you know I  them! I’m the owner of a lovely blue one, encased in glass. You see, these winged beauties never just start out as butterflies. They undergo multiple changes, what is called metamorphosis. Even with human beings, metamorphosis is INEVITABLE. It’s that magic that ensures change and growth. The adult butterfly will emerge once its change … Continue reading Spread Your Wings

Share Your World | February 13, 2017

It’s that time again! Get ready for Cee’s Share Your World challenge! See the questions and answers below. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? I always have sheets out when I am asleep. I am thinking that even when staying at a Hotel, I always tug the poor linen from under the mattress 🙂 Have you stolen a street sign before? Nope! … Continue reading Share Your World | February 13, 2017

No matter the title, I wish you…

LOVE Today ought to be like any other day for loving – showing love, kindness, extending a helping hand, encouraging someone, giving a compliment, tying that shoelace, giving your mum a call, kissing your child on the forehead. February 14 is another day to love. Love doesn’t need a special day. It needs to be shown, demonstrated, felt. So, I wish you love today and always! … Continue reading No matter the title, I wish you…

Two People

The unfamiliarity of your touch And the hoarseness of your voice Has awaken me once again   So long we have shared the same bed Still you feign your loyalty To this…woman   My soaked pillow Squashed under my head As I lie next to your anxious body   “You’ve lied,” you said “You’re sorry,” you said She means much more to you   “I’ve … Continue reading Two People

Sweet Remembrance

*Nervous sharing this but it was written in 2001.   Ah! Morning’s light has roused me once again. A warm fragrance fills my senses, Stirring my entire being, taking me back to the drama that unfolded the night before. My body tenses.   The curtains whip about happily in the early morning breeze, Such as trembled my body just hours ago. The captivating scent on … Continue reading Sweet Remembrance

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UYJ & Artistic Expression – Uniquely Yours Jewelry new work

Hi readers, friends! This is an invitation for you to stop by the sister blog of UYJ – The Blog. It’s called Uniquely Yours Jewelry. UYJewelry is my space for my kind of craft – jewerlry making and photography – mostly of my work. The updated site showcases pieces I created recently for an event, vibrant photos and other posts. Only bracelets uploaded right now but other … Continue reading UYJ & Artistic Expression – Uniquely Yours Jewelry new work