EVERY so often, you may have seen an interesting post pop up on social media featuring the work and life of some impressive woman of Guyanese heritage from the website ‘Guyanese Girls Rock.’ Over the past few years, the site has picked up quite a following, with over 16,000 likes on Facebook alone, and many persons continue to look forward to the inspiring articles that showcase the talents, hard work and successes of Guyanese women from various parts of the world.
The face behind ‘Guyanese Girls Rock’ belongs to U.S.-based Guyanese Cloyette Harris- Stoute, whose idea to start the website in 2013 stemmed from a casual conversation with a passenger during a flight on her way back from Florida. “I was talking to a guy about Guyana and he didn’t know where it was, and then there is always this common thing we face where people get Guyana confused with Ghana, so that was really one of the things that sparked me to start it,” she said. But more importantly, having moved away from Guyana for almost 24 years, Cloyette admitted that it was the feeling that she had become disconnected with her country that really led to her to want to get closer to it.
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