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As a child of deaf adults (CODA), and today, a sign language interpreter, I had the first-hand experience of the blisses and struggles that the deaf faces.
Khadeisha Stewart is a blossoming Trinidad-based makeup artist. After completing her double major in International Relations and Management at the University of the West Indies she merged her loves for international affairs, business and art to form her company JAC in 2017. In 2018 Jacqueline Arneaud Cosmetics’ Caribbean Carnival Tour earned her rapid ascension within the beauty industry both locally and regionally. Khadeisha has worked with entertainers, fellow influencers, beauty queens and brides across the islands, politicians and corporate professionals.
RisAnne Martin is a Fashion and Costume Designer, Published Stylist and Youth Mentor. Her fashion brand Brown Cotton Caribbean has been making waves in the regional Fashion Industry specifically for her work in Visual Direction in the Entertainment and Advertising Industry. Brown Cotton Caribbean thrives on creative collaborations and youth mentorship, as the team facilitates Confidence Building and Styling workshops throughout the Caribbean region and Martin is currently featured facilitator at First Citizens Secondary School Tour : Girls First Festival 2019.
Have you ever heard of ‘enclothed cognition’? The textbook definition of this term is it “describes the systematic influence that clothes have on the wearer’s psychological processes” (Hajo & Galinsky, 2012) and further suggests that it “involves the co-occurrence of two independent factors—the symbolic meaning of the clothes and the physical experience of wearing them.” In layman’s terms, what you wear certainly makes you feel some type of way.
When we talk about bullies, the first thing that comes to mind is individuals in a school or a workplace that enjoy belittling others for some sort of thrill. However, the most hurtful form of bullying happens when the people we love bully us. The common signs that your partner is a bully are quite clear yet many remain blinded because it is hard to believe the person you care about is taking advantage of you in this destructive manner.
The launch of Movie Night Sundays will be held on June 16th at 6.30 pm at AKIMBO, 56 Saddle Road, Maraval, Port-ofSpain. The monthly film screenings will showcase kweliTV’s catalogue of award winning films every other Sunday each month.
The world of pageants has always been a talking point for debate. Whether beauty is ‘skin deep’ or ‘in the eyes of the beholder,’ pageants have become a bone of contention as to whether their values are kosher or even beneficial, in the long run.
Twenty-one-year-old writer, spoken word poet and teaching artist Alexandra Stewart, is the current First Citizens National Poetry Slam Champion. A four-time finalist of the same competition and the second-place contestant of the popular poetry competition in 2017, Alexandra has performed both locally and internationally (USA and UK).
After spending five years with your classmates, the type of bonds formed are almost unforgettable. For this reason graduation night has become so important and special. It is a time when secondary school students get a window to learn to how be adults. For all the fun it entails, it can be described as a learning experience and the attendees are the unwitting students. Learning how to behave in a formal setting, using good manners, acting like ladies and gentlemen, are just a few of the lessons they learn without even knowing it. There are the lovely clothes, the nice dinner and understanding the cost your parents are willing to pay for you to have great experience with your friends on this special night. Many of us reminisce on our own graduation night, the excitement to get your hair and makeup done, picking out the perfect dress and of course showing up with your date at a formal event for this first time ever. Imagine, such a milestone and celebratory night isn’t experienced by many because they’re forced to make a choice between getting money to pay for an extravagant night or using same money from their parents for ‘far more important’ expenses at the time. It’s no secret that this is an expensive experience but won’t it be amazing for all high schoolers to be granted the chance to feel like royalty for a night?
The difference between happiness and joy. Isn’t it the same thing? No, girl — not at all. Feeling “happy” and “joyous” are sometimes used in conversation interchangeably but really, one shouldn’t be confused with the other. If someone asks you how you are, your answer can possibly determine if it’s based on feeling happy or joyous. Facts. So what is the difference?
Love comes in many forms and love for your girls, the ones that have been there for you through thick and thin even before you found Mr. Right is simply indescribable.
I remember being ten years old and getting my dolls married to each other. Barbie had to have the perfect haiwrstyle, shoes, dress and of course the perfect bridesmaids next to her. Strangely, I must admit not much focus was on poor ken at that time. I guess I was part of her bride tribe without even knowing it. Fast forward to present day and I have happily accepted to be in six bridal parties so far!
Let me just say, it is an absolute honor to be a maid/matron of honor or a bridesmaid. The bride tribe is the perfect example of women supporting women throughout the ages. It is one of the few occasions that you can successfully find women coming together no matter differences in background, age, race, financial status, marital status, religion to offer genuine support to the bride on her big day.
Most women cry when they witness the bride saying yes to the dress, saying I do to the groom, that special first dance and of course the tear jerking speeches can not be forgotten. It is so emotional and touching for the women in the family, the mother, grandmother, sisters and even aunties of the bride seem to offer the most heartfelt advice to the couple. We as women want this day to be memorable in all the right ways. From the moment the bride accepts her proposal, other proposals happen ! Be it a call to her best girlfriends over the phone and squeals of excitement whilst asking them to be a bridesmaid or carefully thought out personalized bride tribe proposals, everything should be special in its own way. Personalized “Will you be my maid of honor/bridesmaid ?!” mugs, cards, tea sets, tee shirts are all on trend and get the excitement building to create moments and keepsakes that will last a lifetime.
These moments you are going to share will be passed down through pictures, videos and stories to future generations, so indeed it needs to be taken seriously by all. When the bride tribe feels appreciated they give their best effort into making the wedding experience as magical as they can. Planning events such as a bridal shower and bachelorette party to helping choose the right cake, venue, decorations and dresses are all so incredibly important and nobody wants it to be a stressful experience. It is always a plus when brides have pictures at hand about their particular wants and needs so her tribe can be best prepared to help keep her satisfied and pleased. Attending bridal expos always keep everyone up to date, whilst showing as many options as possible.
I have fantastic news for you if you are interested in educating yourself about the wedding industry in a business related forum. It should be noted that the Wedding Convention is pleased to host the 2019 Wedding Convention Business Conference on Friday 7th June at the Carousel Room, Banquet & Conference Centre 3rd Floor, Fiesta Plaza Movie Towne Port of Spain.
Wonderful guest speakers will be present to share their knowledge such as Indira Couch, CEO of Action Coach, Judette Coward CEO of ForwardForty.com, Nigel Wall of ASK Leadership and Jillian Christmas owner of Shoeacholics. There will also be a Morning Shake Up with Guest Motivational speaker Arnold Best. Tickets are TT$425.00 and you can register online and pay at the event. The price includes lunch, refreshments and learning materials so it’s a steal of a deal. Reserve your spot at : theweddingconvention.com/Business-Conference.
Kathryn Nurse is a cosmetic chemist who has been in the business of product formulation since 2010 through her bath and body company, Immortelle Beauty. She is confident that her customers can always count on her products and brand to provide beauty not just in terms of what’s inside the bottle, but in every other aspect of the product line as well. With many women becoming more concerned with the types of products that they use on their skin, the WE Magazine Team took some time to chat with Kathryn about her local line and her love for skincare.
I do not know about you, but when my space is a mess, I’m a mess. Having a messy house, room or even car can make you feel like everything is hectic, rushed and out of place. You will find if you clean up your act, you will approach everyday life with a clearer head and a better approach to the day. No more hassle to get around; you start your day with clear intentions and come home to a clean space to unwind and rest.
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