Journalist/Writer

: She Rocks! Nikki Kahn: Pulitzer Prize Winning Documentary Photographer

Nikki Kahn, currently a photojournalist at The Washington Post,  is a 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winner for her outstanding work in photography. Born in Georgetown, Guyana Nikki moved to Washington, D.C where she obtained  a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University with a double major in Visual Media and Art History in May 1996. She later attended Syracuse University and completed a Masters of Science degree in Photography in May 2004. Nikki joined the staff…

: Women in History: Pat Cameron: Radio Broadcaster/Actor/Poet & Celebrator of Guyanese Folk Traditions

Before there was American Idol, there was Pat Cameron, who as host of the influential radio show, `On Show Young Guyana,` helped give recognition to the musical abilities of many young Guyanese. Pat was born on October 3, 1924 to Lilian Gertrude Christiani and Henry Perot Christiani. A Bishop’s High School graduate, she  worked in the Guyana Civil Service and was trained as a Social Welfare Officer in Jamaica. She entered the world of broadcasting…

: She Rocks! Tanuja Raghoo: CEO/ Executive Producer – Caribbean Spotlight Television

An accomplished, well-respected Guyanese Television Host/Producer, Tanuja Raghoo began her tenure in the television industry nearly 25 years ago. She is the proud Founder and President of Caribbean Spotlight Television Programming, the first full-service Indo-Caribbean Media Network in New York, launched in 1986, which airs several television programs on two Time Warner Channels, Channel 96 and ITV Channel 77. Tanuja first entered the business as a co-host with her father, Eshri Singh, also a legendary…

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: She Rocks! Meet Tessa McWatt – Internationally Published Author

Tessa McWatt is an internationally published author  born in 1959 in Georgetown, Guyana. Her family migrated to Canada when she was three, and she grew up in Toronto where she pursued her love of writing and music.  She is the author of five earlier novels; her second, Dragons Cry, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and the City of Toronto Book Award. As an adult, Tessa worked as an editor in Toronto…

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: She Rocks! Grace Nichols – Award Winning Guyanese Poet

Grace Nichols is a Guyanese poet.  She was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1950, the fifth of seven children. She was raised in the village of Highdam and attended the school where her father worked as headmaster and her mother taught piano lessons. At age eight she moved with her family to Georgetown, and at age sixteen she left high school with the hope of becoming a teacher. Earning a degree in communications at the University…

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: She Rocks! Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra: Cookbook Writer and Food Historian

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s a delight to bring you Guyanese-born author Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra who serves up exquisite recipes in her cookbooks “Warm Breads and Honey Cakes: Home Baking from Around the World” and “Sugar and Spice: Sweets and Treats from Around the World”, and much more. Gaitri is a food writer and historian. She currently resides in The Netherlands where she researches and writes about food and food traditions and culture. Gaitri grew up balancing…

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: She Rocks! Grace Aneiza Ali – Founder | Editorial Director, Of Note Magazine

Grace Aneiza Ali is the founder and editor of  OfNoteMagazine.org, an online magazine that celebrates people of color in the arts. She was born in Guyana and moved to the United States when she was fourteen years old. Having grown up surrounded by a culture of illiteracy among women, she is committed to the work of educating girls in developing nations. Grace launched Of Note in 2009 as a platform to honor “artists whose work values compassion,…

Asha Blake, Media Strategist

: She Rocks! Asha Blake: Five-Time Emmy Award Winning Journalist

  Asha Blake is a former network anchor turned Digital Media mogul and media consultant to the stars!  She was born in 1961 in Guyana, the daughter of an education specialist and a teacher. Asha was raised in Toronto and later in Minnesota, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. A five-time Emmy award winner, Asha has served as a solo anchor for national network news programs, hosted syndicated daytime programming,…

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: She Rock! Guyanese Journalist, Sherry Dixon, admitted to Black 100+ Hall Of Fame

Founder & CEO of the award-winning global organization, Women on the Crossroads, Sherry Ann Dixons, was recently admitted to The Black 100+ Hall of Fame. The Black 100+ Project is an Exhibition of the top 100 Black Achievers in Modern Britain. Guyanese by birth, Sherry is highly respected in the ethnic community in Britain and developed a following of dedicated readers with her health, lifestyle, beauty and relationship articles  She is very passionate about raising the…

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: SHE ROCKS! Cynthia Nelson – Food Enthusiast, Journalist, Blogger & Author

Cynthia Nelson was born and raised in Guyana but currently resides in Barbados. She’s a trained media practitioner and teach Broadcast Journalist. Through her work as a journalist, Cynthia has traveled the length and breadth of the Caribbean tasting, cooking and experiencing West Indian food, first hand. Having learned to cook at an early age, Cynthia is at ease in the kitchen creating dishes that reflect the diversity of the region – Indian, African, Portuguese, Spanish,…