Ever since I was a little girl, I have been writing! From letters, poetry or entries into my childhood diaries (remember those with the little locks and key?) to articles and commentaries as an adult, it has always been easier for me to express myself in writing. I look forward to publishing more as time goes on.
Lifting the Weight of Miscarriage: Healing Insights for Pregnancy Loss Sufferers and the People Around Us” is my first published book. It was self-published under my imprint, Bouncing Daughter Publishing in 2021.
After suffering the tragic loss of my pregnancy at 26 weeks (6.5 months) pregnant, I began to process my emotions in writing and found it was cathartic! My healing began in writing and soon after I felt compelled to share my thoughts and the tips and resources that helped me, in the hope that it would encourage other pregnancy loss sufferers and the people around us to process the grief and uncertainty around losing a baby. I was also 37 years old when I lost my son and that was my first pregnancy. Women who have struggled to conceive may find this book very relatable.
Read book reviews and learn more about accessing the book here.
I believe that my purpose is to help elevate the life experiences of people, especially Caribbean women and young people, so that we enjoy the peace, security, stability and joy that we all deserve. I strongly believe in the power of sharing information and supporting activities that encourage enlightenment, empowerment and self-sufficiency. When you know better, you can do better.
I have pursued this purpose in several ways throughout my lifetime, such as:
These activities and more have led to invitations to present to various groups locally, regionally and internationally. I love what I do, and the work continues!
I have always struggled to fit into one societal box. The bluntness of my poetry performances and my penchant style of T-shirts, jeans and sneakers (99% of the time with no handbag or makeup) made some question whether my life outside of work was “fitting and appropriate” for my standing as an Attorney. Other times, my professionalism in the high-level positions that I have held in the Public Service in St. Kitts and Nevis, and my introverted personality have created expectations that I am unapproachable and unrelatable. I realized that I did not have to choose one box or label, nor did I have to be bound by anyone’s expectations.
I am serious and silly, professional and playful and while I love quiet and calm, I have no qualms being loud for the people and causes that are close to my heart. I embrace my multi-faceted nature, every layer of my experiences is me and I am them, authentically.