The right rite of passage.

The ad looked sketchy but I called anyway.

David and I had just moved into a new place, in a new city for the newest chapter of our lives: university. Now that we were on our own, finally divorced from the appendages of living with our parents, it was glorious…

Wearing colorful costumes at Caribbean carnivals isn’t just for women — but the gender politics are more complicated than ever

With the sweet sound of soca as their backdrop, Caribbean carnivals roll through the region’s various islands each year, each one a multiday blur of revelry, libations… and feathers. So many feathers. Feathers in every shape, color, and size imaginable — feathers that form the very foundation of “playing mas,”…

sharine taylor

writing & surviving.

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