I am passionate aboutI'm most passionate about technology and digital trends in the way they
enrich and change people's live. Within the scope of technology and digital
trends, I'm concerned with the opportunities available to women and girls,
especially, women of colour. The experiences of women and girls of colour in
both the developing and the developed world are different from the mainstream
experience. It is important women of colour are given equal access and
opportunities to further their dreams, fulfil their potential and contribute
to society and the global community. The investment, research and
implementation of technology can impact a plurality of global issues that
transcend previous approaches to similar issues. I'm excited for the exciting
time we currently live in. I was born in Jamaica, to a what can be considered
a poor family. My mother, as a child did not have the opportunity to attend
school and further her education. She was a young mother and a young wife.
These life events altered her youth and her 20s. The lack of opportunities
available to her, as a poor, woman growing up in Jamaica motivates and
inspires me, to take full advantage of the opportunities available to me,
here in Canada. I use my voice and privilege to advocate for equal
opportunities for all girls. Her life story pushes me to break through both
racial and gender barriers that I face in life.
ActionsYes, I'm one of the founding members of The Canadian Black History Month Gala
that has now partnered with TD Bank and the Mandela Legacy in Ottawa, Canada.
Through this gala, we the founding members started with the goal and
objective to highlight everyday heroes who fight against racism and provide
opportunities for the black community in Canda through giving back or living
examples of Black Excellence through their life's work. In working with other
organisations, Equal Voice and Girls Action Foundation. With Equal Voice, I
worked to highlight the gender imbalance that exists in Canada politics while
promoting and encouraging female candidates to be elected to public office.
Since moving to Montreal Ive been working with Girls Action Foundation to
promote healthy self-esteem and leadership skills with young girls aged
13-17. Through this supportive network of girls groups, I founded my own
community initiative, ForUsGirls to develop similar skills with a focus on
marginalized girls. We are committed to the acceptance, celebration and
development of: unique, fierce and daring young women. In addition, to my
work with ForUsGirls and Girls Action Foundation I'm the founder of the:
Modern Day Feminism in a Beyonce World conference. This conference is a
peer-to-peer conference tackling current topics within the work of feminism.
It infuses pop culture as a refernce point and an inspiration to new
discussions of gender inequality.