"I wanted to remind us all that even the tiniest acts can have huge impacts. We are all, at the end of the day, just trying to be happy humans, and sometimes it only takes a little boost to get someone back on their own path to happiness. Plus, by giving them a boost, you may just boost yourself too!"
The Luxury of Choice
So women, when you are given the gift of a right, take it, seize it, use it. Do not waste your right because if you do, who knows when the day will come that you no longer have the luxury of choice.
Ethical Valentine’s Day Shopping
Valentine's day celebrates love. While showing love for your spouse, fiance, girlfriend or boyfriend or partner is beautiful, wouldn't it be nice if that love could be shared further to the people of developing countries who will never wear a diamond, never taste chocolate and never have a cut flower in a vase?
Worried about what is happening? Here are a few simple things you can do that may have an impact
Democracy is a government for and by the people, and you have a right and a duty to participate. If you don't participate, you don't get to complain when things don't go as you like them.
Give the Gift that Gives Twice: Donate to a charity!
Rather than buying stuff, why don't you give a little love this holiday season?
Slow Fashion, Featuring Ryan Berkeley Designs
As part of my effort to promote ethical shopping, I will be featuring different local (Guyanese) designers and their lines. While more expensive than your High Street shops, these are handmade and unique. Wearing this is wearing art and clothes you have invested in, you will value more than those you got on the cheap!
Slow fashion featuring Sasha Castello Designs
This is a perfect example of affordable high fashion! Imagine, a unique dress, made to fit you, handmade with love, out of gorgeous natural fibers and for less than US$50.
As a driver, when a cyclist is on the road, instead of getting annoyed that they are in your way, slowing you down or in any other way making you unhappy, just slow down, pass them safely, give them a wave and silently thank them for their small contribution.
Some thoughts on sex work
You know one thing that makes a lot of people happy? Sex. You know something that also makes people happy? Earning a living.
Dear Dr Palmer and Dear critics….
The photo above is not Cecil, the lion. I took that photo in 2008 in the Central Kgalagari Game Reserve in Botswana while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I shot them only with my camera. Dear Dr Palmer, You could perhaps find a better outlet for your wealth than killing animals under questionable circumstances.... Continue Reading →