AWM’s platform is going on its fourth year in 2022! But guess what? There are many…
Should I pre-register for carnival?
If you are participating in the carnival for the very first time, you might be confused…
Going to Caribbean Carnival as a Couple
This year will the first that I will be attending carnival and the fetes with a boo. Having seen the videos of fighting couples and the uncomfortable chad in my timeline, I assume those couples had not had a discussion about their ROE (rules of engagement, yes I used a military phrase) at these types of events. I honestly feel that a lot of couples new to the scene may not even know what to expect. So if you are new to Carnival, experienced, and/or new to bringing a significant other with you, this blog is definitely for you. And you know what? This blog is for me too, because its certainly unfamiliar territory for me as well.
(Culture) Activities for Miami Carnival
Heavy into the COVID-19 era, I reflected on how I would do things a little bit differently when traveling for carnival. I decided that for every event I would attend, I would make it a point to seek a culture-related activity to gain some new knowledge to share and broaden my perspective. Listed below are some activities you might want to partake as you head down for Miami Carnival 2021.
Reyes’ Traditional Puncha Creama
Come holiday season everyone wants to talk about coquito! But have you heard of Puncha Creama? Instagram networking, I tell you. I have no idea how I stumbled upon Reyes’ Puncha Creama. After weeks of viewing her posts, I gathered up the courage to hit Monique’s DM and ask some questions. What started as an inquiry turned into taking in a story embedded in the love for her Trinidadian culture, and a desire to share it with her friends, family and loved ones. And so, I felt compelled to share with you. Read on!
Not Asking For It.
Currently, there are roughly 18 Caribbean Carnivals held across the United States (pre-covid, of course) and I have found on many occasions the cultural experience to clash with American values and perceptions.
More than bikinis, beads, and feathers.
To a lot of people not familiar to the culture we may automatically gravitate to Carnival as being a definition. But the culture is so much more than that.
The Evolution of AWM
September 18 marked the 2nd year anniversary of AWM. In light of current events, its important to reflect on AWM has been and where it is going.