Category Archives: IAYI 2011-2012

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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Last week in Jamaica

This last week in Jamaica has brought on a lot of mixed feelings. At times this internship seemed so long, and at other times I really don’t know where the time has went. Work has been winding down and I … Continue reading

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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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Bittersweet Goodbyes :(

*This blog was written my last week in Jamaica, and I thought I posted it but it somehow got saved in drafts, sorry its late guys* When I first heard of this internship, I remember thinking “Wow 4 months that … Continue reading

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Adjusting to Life

I’ve been back in Canada for over a week and am finding that adjusting is a slow process. My heart is in Jamaica, but my home is in Canada. Home is where the heart is, right? Hmmm…how do I wrap … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up

Well, the end of our internship in Jamaica is only a few days away. Hard to believe that it is coming to an end. My experience in Jamaica has felt both too short and, at times, too long. Ha ha. … Continue reading

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Peer Education Jamaica Video

Click to watch a mini-documentary I helped produce. It is from the perspective of peer educators, their view on peer education and how it affects the community. Just a little more insight on problems facing Jamaicans. I finally managed to … Continue reading

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AIDS, Aboriginals, and Jamaicans.

So, we are in Jamaica on an aboriginal initiative, but I have yet to bridge the gap between Canadian Aboriginals and Jamaicans when it comes to the fight against HIV/AIDS. The problems is, I didn’t know there was an AIDS epidemic … Continue reading

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Last Tuesday, May 15th.

I am really late and forgetful when it comes to blogging, but I meant to blog this last Tuesday about my day at The civil society Forum Conference. First off, The Civil Society Forum is a local coalition advocating for … Continue reading

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Love & Hate

Homophobia in jamaica is real, but so is hypocrisy. Many people participate in same sex acts, but will lie about it and hate the next person who is open about their sexuality out of self hatred and/or fear of judgment. … Continue reading

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