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Acts of Kindness

19 Dec: 50 Ways to Pay it Forward this Holiday Season with Random Acts of Kindness

No one has ever become poor by giving, so “Pay it Forward” this holiday season by performing random acts of kindness. Here are some simple ideas. Bake goodies and take them to the police station, fire station, emergency room. Pay a local teenager to mow someones yard, who is elderly, sick or their spouse is away. Knit or crochet a baby blanket and take it to the Nurses station, in the hospital, for the next…

Bernadette Persaud, Artist

18 Dec: She Rocks! Meet Bernadette Persaud – Artist/Writer, 2012 Caribbean Hall of Fame Inductee

Bernadette Indira Persaud is one of Guyana’s best-known artists, writers and educators. She was born in Berbice in 1946 and is a graduate of the University of Guyana and of the Burrows School of Art in Georgetown. Her painting career began in the early 1980s, when she felt a need to express her ideas through her creativity. In 1985, she became the first woman to win the Guyana National Visual Arts Competition, and she continues to produce…

Win the handbag

14 Dec: ‘Tis the Season of Winning !!!

Yes Rock Stars – you can WIN this fabulous croc-print handbag simply by *Liking* this Photo on Facebook. RULES:  You must be a Fan of the Page and must be able to receive packages to a regular address, not a P.O. Box.  Entries ends at 6PM on Wednesday December 19, 2012.  The winner will be announced on Facebook at 10:00 on Thursday.  This item will be shipped from New York to the winner’s location (worldwide). Good Luck and…

Accessories Designer - Jenell Pierre

14 Dec: Rocking the Bows: Young Entrepreneur – Jenell Pierre, CEO Bow Jay

Jenell Pierre, is the CEO of Bow Jay,  a fashion accessories line, based in Georgetown, Guyana.  A 2011 graduate of St. Stanislaus, and former science major,  Jenell started out making bow as a  just as an ‘accidental’ hobby.  It quickly became apparent to Jenell that this teenage pastime was much more than that. As her designs caught the eyes of her family  and family, they wanted her to make pieces for them and offered to pay…

Ann Divine, Human Rights Ambassador

13 Dec: She Rocks! Ann Divine – Race Relations Advocate/Human Rights Ambassador

Ann is one of the few Black female employees at the senior management level at the Nova Scotia Public Service Commission, and has become a well-known and respected Ambassador for change and inclusivity in the Commission, and her community.  She was born in Guyana and currently resides in Canada. Ann is currently leading a two-year, province-wide, Research Initiative to engage academic institutions, government, businesses and communities in Nova Scotia on Employment Equity Partnership. In addition,…

Candid Talk with Ruqayyah Boyer - Miss Guyana Universe 2012

13 Dec: My Editing Debut: Miss Guyana Universe 2012, Ruqayyah Boyer speaks

Last weekend I received a message from the Missosology Guyana Organization, asking me if I would be kind enough to edit their interview with the current Miss Guyana Universe 2012, Ruqayyah Boyer.  At first I was very excited and felt honored that they would even consider me to review such an important article.  Then slowly the nervousness began to creep in along with the doubts of if I could actually do this.  That feeling only lasted for a  few seconds…

Confidence

12 Dec: Confidence is Sexy: Are you wearing yours today?

Don’t know what to wear today?  How about just wearing your confidence.  It can be worn anytime, in any season and it costs you nothing! Self-confidence is an attitude which allows individuals to have positive yet realistic  views of themselves and their situations.  Self-confident people trust their own abilities,  have a general sense of control in their lives, and believe that, within reason, they will  be able to do what they wish, plan, and expect. Having self-confidence…

Optimum Fitness Model Alicia Harris

11 Dec: She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage: Alicia ‘Smiley’ Harris – Professional Bodybuilder / Fitness Model

Alicia “Smiley” Harris is a Professional Body Builder, born on March 2nd in Wheaton, Illinois. She is a former track star known for her lightning speed on the racetrack, setting records in the 400- and 600-meter sprints. After graduating from college a friend introduced her to the world of Figure and this Pieces Powerhouse has never looked back! Alicia credits  both of her parents for her atlethic genes. Her father was a collegiate basketball, football and track athlete and her…