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The Trans* Revolution

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This blog post is a collaboration between Noor Samee and Derwayne Wills. Humans are categorising machines. We box, colour code, and label almost everything. We use microscopic differences to isolate subjects and make sense of our surroundings. It’s how we cope. But despite social pressures to fit in, some people can’t help but defy labels. Our efficient categorical logic works - until it doesn’t. Human identity comes in infinite forms, and it cannot be boxed. Particularly, th...


Save our Dominican Children from Statelessness!

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It’s Thursday morning. You are shaken from sleep by the frantic screams of your mother and siblings. The day you dreaded for so long has come. The day they come for you. They have come to rip you from your safe-space and transfer you to that place. They tell you they are sending you home, when the only home you know is the four walls, floor, and ceiling that you stand on - screaming as your mother reassures you that everything will be all right. None of that matters now. The Gove...


Voices of Youth Inspire! #WED and Beyond with Gomin and Elsie

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World Environment Day has ended. However, the struggle to protect the environment against further degradation is still ongoing. Luckily, young people like Gomin Camacho, 23, and Elsie Harry, 23, from the University of Guyana (UG), have reassured us that environmental advocacy is not a one-off event, but demands dedication and a little bit of elbow grease. They call it the Guyana Environment Initiative. It started mid-April of this year. The project, which is in its pilot phase...


7 Ways to be Frugal and Multiply

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As the world gets ready to observe World Environment Day on June 5 under the theme “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care,” I figured I could add my two cents on how we, as global citizens, could do our part to save the environment, or at least reduce our footprint. Easy enough, the headline of this post was taken from that Biblical idiom, “be fruitful and multiply!”, but what does it mean to be frugal? I came across the term “frugal” while I was multitasking with...


How a Cleanup Exercise Ended in Tears

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Life is unpredictable. Such a cliché sentence. But as poetically clichéd as it may be, I have never felt it more than I did on Sunday, when a cleanup campaign ended with me being brought to tears. Let’s start with Sunday’s cleanup. When Guyana’s newly elected President, David Granger, was sworn in, he made a call for citizens to become more actively involved in cleaning their environment. All across the capital city of Georgetown, the response was overwhelming. With the hel...


To Mend my Race-Torn Country

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In my last blog post , I spoke of the youth in my country and how their actions were changing the political dynamics. I made that post before Guyana’s May 11 national elections were held. Almost a week later and I am proud to say that the youth, by coming out in their numbers to vote, have shown that they are ready for a new government - a government of national unity. But the journey has just begun. We are now entering a phase where we must unite all five of Guyana’s races tow...


How Youth Participation Revolutionised Guyana’s Politics

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Like a phoenix reborn from the ashes of a J.K. Rowling novel, old perceptions of youth in Guyana will burst into flames to make way for a rejuvenated, politically-conscious generation. A generation that isn’t afraid to be part of the political decision-making process. A generation that will not be intimidated by elders who caution against their involvement because of the rough history that has affected politics in Guyana. You see, Guyana is a country where politics and voting exist...


The Price of Gender Discrimination

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Who would've thought that Grey’s Anatomy creator, Shonda Rhimes would ‘write-off’ (poetic mumbo-jumbo that means ‘kill’) one part of the infamous “MerDer” team, that is Doctors Derek and Meredith Shepherd? Get it together, TV-Land. That ship has sailed and while most Grey fans still catch their breaths just to lose it again when the two hour special episode on the funeral airs next week, let’s take a moment to ask: What killed Dr. Derek ‘McDreamy’ Shepherd? Some would say an in...


Motherhood by 13: Guyana’s SRH Restrictions

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“The miracle of birth” or “the joy of motherhood” are phrases used to describe that period when proud mothers celebrate the coming-to-be of their newborns. More than that, it’s a celebration of the beginning of a new life and a sigh of relief after nine months of anticipation. But when you open a newspaper to read that a 13-year-old girl gives birth to twins in Guyana, your heart sinks and you search aimlessly for the “miracle” or the “joy”. Regrettably, early adolescent pregna...


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  • Derwayne M. Wills

    Caribbean Yute. Freelance writer living in Trinidad, originally from Guyana. Sociology undergrad at the University of the West Indies. Migrant/Refugee Rights Advocate. Feminist. Avid blogger (someone called me 'Blogtivist' lol) and founder of Projyct66. Is it a problem that I can't do long division? I don't know but I just never really understood it.


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