September 19th will mark my 18th year of military service. This is a reflection of my experiences with body shaming, self-discovery in mas, and how I began to be comfortable about my life as a professional and a masquerader.
Attitudes that contribute to the dilution of the Caribbean carnival culture
While I don’t believe any masquerader intentionally does this, let’s take a look at some attitudes/perceptions that people may have that contribute to the misappropriation of Caribbean carnival.
A flag is NOT just a piece of cloth.
Flags embody the spirit of a culture and its rich history.
Freeing the Cheeks.
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