After Hurricane Dorian devastated The Bahamas, I worried humanitarian aid might contribute to other disasters.

In The Bahamas a pink house and a pile of construction rubble stands in ruin after being hit by hurricane Dorian.
Destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, The Bahamas (Photo by via )

In September 2019, Hurricane Dorian devastated Grand Bahama and the Abacos in The Bahamas. A people accustomed to hurricanes, we were shocked by the terrifying superstorm, a slow-moving Category 5. Those of us on other islands in the archipelago nervously watched social media accounts of what was taking place. …

Is our suffering worth the frolic on the beach and a few Instagram likes?

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It has only been a year since Hurricane Dorian devastated Abaco and Grand Bahama in The Bahamas. The country has been reeling from its impact since September 2019, from unknown death tolls to the slow process of rebuilding. …

Surprisingly the Duke and Duchess of Sussex addressed the issues head on

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrive at an event in London in March 2020.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet children as they attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 09, 2020 in London, England. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

This week an edited recording of a conversation between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and four young people was released to media. I — a queer Black feminist woman — was a part of that conversation, choosing to put myself in proximity to significant power, privilege, and influence while…

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This pandemic forced me to finally prioritize myself

A photo of a peaceful black woman looking out at the view while taking a break on a hike.
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When the Covid-19 crisis started, I knew my long-distance relationship would be impacted. It meant a canceled trip and reaching the one-year mark since we’d last seen each other. I found myself most concerned about my partner’s reaction to the unexpected circumstance. I knew I would be fine. …

As noted in Parts and , I am not inclined to support any candidate or political party with my vote in the 2017 general election in The Bahamas. As a community organizer, I have committed myself to #OutDaBox242 — a series of sustained citizen-led actions to co-create a political…

There is a false assumption that voters must choose from the options on the ballot, whether they like them or not.

Most Bahamian voters are not able to participate in the nomination process for candidates or party leaders. A small group of people get together and carry out a closed…

I am a Bahamian, and have been since the day of my birth in Nassau, Bahamas. My parents are Bahamians, as are their parents, and their parents’ parents. They have all participated in Bahamian democracy to varying extents, and have all exercised the right to vote. I grew up in…

We carry heavy burdens that, often, do not belong to us. We seek answers for other people’s questions. Find solutions to other people’s problems. Forage for salves to heal wounds not our own. Pray for miracles to reach other homes. Cook to warm foreign souls. Speak life into other vessels…

In two days, polls will open for the constitutional referendum The Bahamas has been anticipating for four years. …

Alicia Wallace

Women’s human rights defender, research consultant, gender expert, public educator, movement builder, writer. #Caribbean #Bahamas #Equality242 @_AliciaAudrey

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