Author Archives: Heather Spence

what have i learned?

  Those who love always give the most We’re cryin’ together from coast to coast Love leaves us cold and hurt inside These tears of ours unjustified – nina simone

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a word on colonization

wanting to expand on this thought.. colonization being a word that is tossed around which encompasses so much. Yet the word is often used to describe past events however the word represents something that is still living within us all… … Continue reading

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*confession booth*

As you know I performed several interviews today  at the conference. This is a confession! To be completely honest with you I wasn’t impressed by the interviews I got. I thought I could ask the questions Ian gave me and … Continue reading

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another great day

Ask and you shall receive! So I was complaining to Ian yesterday morning about not understanding certain aspects of CVC Civil Society organizations and unbeknownst to either of us I was about to begin my learning.  When after my long … Continue reading

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april 24th 2012

Today I attended a workshop which had been going on for the entire day yesterday and this morning about harm reduction. I was first introduced to this concept working with the Youth Injection Prevention project almost 3 years ago now. … Continue reading

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condom ah di ting

On March 21st I gave a short talk on blogging during a workshop to a woman’s advocacy group. It was a small group of about 5 women and I’m not sure if  they were all positive or not but either … Continue reading

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money talks

If you have money in Jamaica, you could live like a king or a queen. Speaking with Jamaicans who work here and make minimum wage makes me realize finally how much money I actually spend, how much of it is … Continue reading

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Jamaican winds

The wind teaches me of god when it comes over my body the scents it carries, when it reaches my nose reminds me of my childhood when i trusted my future to be magnificent when I dreamt of the beauty … Continue reading

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ambitous days

thinking a lot about what i want to do in the future… not forever but the next phase… i don’t want to just go home and return to my basic college…. i don’t even want to live in my city … Continue reading

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Blue and Green

There are so many shades of blue and green here. The patois is thick and at times impossible for the Canadian ear. The sun beats down on us from early morning till dusk, but a breeze is soft and refreshing. … Continue reading

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