Positive Profiles

Keisha Edwards: Creating Wearable Art

04 Mar: Keisha Edwards: Creating Wearable Art

Owner and principal designer of Shasha Designs (shashadesigns.com), Keisha Edwards, says she has always had a designer’s mind. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, she recalls, as a child, sketching outfits and asking her mother, a seamstress, to bring her creations to life. In fact, coming from a line of seamstresses and tailors has given her an almost hereditary talent. She taught herself to sew, and the art of design, she says, came from God. “The seed…

Bridging drama and creative arts with business

04 Mar: Natasha Azeez : Bridging Drama and Creative Arts with Business

Her advice to other young people: “Do what you love and learn a skill. It may seem insignificant now, but who knows you may be able to earn a dollar off of it. And never think to yourself that it seems too far-fetched. There is no limit to your strength and imagination, and if you can have a little faith and believe in what you’re doing, you will exceed and succeed.” WHEN Guyana opened the…

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04 Mar: Filmmaker Romola Lucas is Commited to Showcasing Guyanese & Caribbean Movies

 It was out of the need to connect with Guyanese who were interested in seeing films by Guyanese and Caribbean filmmakers that the Timehri Film Festival was born three years ago, according to Romola Lucas, one of its founders. And while the business community and the government And while the business community and the government have not fully bought in to the festival financially, Lucas is heartened by the response at the community level, in…

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04 Mar: Kylie Bunbury Talks Game Night with Ebony Magazine

In a departure from her dramatic roots, Kylie Bunbury stars alongside Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in upcoming comedy Game Night.  Kylie is the daughter of legendary Guyanese-Canadian soccer player, Alex Bunbury.  In this exclusive interview with EBONY, Bunbury breaks down her relationship with on-screen hubby, Lamorne Morris, her introduction to the comedy game and why it’s important to show Black women in all of their greatness. Tell me a bit about Game Night’s Michelle &…

Cameroonian and Guyanese win prestigious prize for women scientists

04 Mar: Guyanese Dawn Iona Fox Win Prestigious OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards

Reproduced from Face2FaceAfrica.  Germaine Djuidje Kenmoe from Cameroon and Dawn Iona Fox (extreme right) from Guyana have won the prestigious OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. The high-profile award aims to recognize the scientific and career achievements of women from developing countries in five regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, the Arab region, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, and East and South-East Asia and the Pacific. The theme for…

Janelle Grimmond

21 Feb: Guyanese Fashionista Janelle Grimmond Showcases Pieces Inspired By the Continent

Reproduced from Okay Africa.  bright beads to bold prints and beautiful colors, African fashion continues to inspire the world. No one knows this better than seasoned fashion editor, Janelle Tomeko Grimmond. The Guyanese-born, New York-bred editor has spent the last decade working for major brands in fashion and media as diverse as Ralph Lauren, Vibe Magazine and Nylon. To celebrate her stylish perspective on African fashion. Grimmond has hand selected ten special pieces that pay…

Guinean-Guyanese and Canadian: Wheelchair sprint racer Djami Diallo on her Paralympic dreams10 minute read

21 Feb: Guinean-Guyanese and Canadian: Wheelchair sprint racer Djami Diallo on her Paralympic Dreams

Djami was born in Liberia to a Guinean doctor, a Guyanese teacher, and a family of three sisters, including a twin. When she was around one years old, she was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy. Her parents, taking into account the outbreak of war in Liberia and the growing expensive healthcare needs of their youngest daughter, decided to make the move to France when Djami was just four years old. To this day, her…