The Ultimate Caribbean Feminist Resource Guide

👉 DISCUSS social justice and feminist hot-topics without losing your cool


👉LEARN how to bring up difficult subjects with friends and family so you won't get labelled an "angry black person"


👉CONNECT with like-minded individuals committed to changing Caribbean culture 


👉 DISCOVER all the top books for Black feminists and Caribbean feminists worldwide

Welcome to the West Indian Critic blog... 

This blog exists as a resource for Caribbean feminists, as well as a place for education, inspiration and self-care for Caribbean people living in the islands (like I do!) as well as people of Caribbean heritage living abroad.


Whether you live in Jamaica, London, Brooklyn, or Curaçao, we are all part of one Caribbean family.


 

WHY DO YOU NEED THE CARIBBEAN FEMINIST ULTIMATE RESOURCE GUIDE ?


One MAJOR issue most feminist and social justice oriented writers have online is they're tired of answering the same old questions...


But the issue is, whether or not we feel "tired" of explaining the same old things... someone new will always need answers.


Nobody started as an expert, but everybody deserves the opportunity to learn.


This guide is for newbies to learn more about feminism & social justice in the Caribbean, as well as a FREE refresher course for anyone who feels they have a good grasp of the issues pressing our nations.


Here's more of what you'll find on this blog:



LGBT ISSUES


Learn about issues affecting Caribbean LGBT communities including mental health and the struggle for abolishing anti-buggery laws.


BLACK FEMINISM


Why black feminism matters for Caribbean women, analysis of the Caribbean experience and practical life advice.

BOOKS & REVIEWS


Education doesn't stop at the end of our schooling. Keep reading to stay up to date on social issues and world events beyond the "trending topics"


I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”

-- Angela Davis


WE NEED CARIBBEAN FEMINISM BECAUSE...

There's a lot to learn from all global feminist movements, but the unique experiences, geopolitical relationships and culture that developed in the Caribbean mean that Caribbean feminists have different struggles. We have a different legal system, different blend of cultures, and unique intersections of history and identity that deserve representation.

NEVER FEEL ALONE AGAIN...

Our culture influences the way we interpret the world and how we "deal with" social justice. If you live in a country where your heritage and cultural identity do not represent the majority -- even in otherwise Black communities -- you can feel alone. Join me in creating a tribe of Caribbean people with an interest in social justice and equality so that we never have to feel alone again.

Caribbean Lifestyle


Caribbean feminism isn't only about what we read and understand about the world around us, but about how we live and interact with the world around us as Caribbean people.


MY NAME IS...
Eriche Rochelle

You can find me sipping black coffee with a dreadfully obscure history book or other non-fiction book sitting in my lap. Writing is my reason for waking up on a morning and luckily for me, my career. When I'm not reading or writing, you can find me at the beach, hanging with my hubby, or baking a delicious, decadent chocolate concoction.


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INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM: 5 WAYS CLASS CHANGES YOUR EXPERIENCE OF WOMANHOOD


Socioeconomic class affects your experiences as a Caribbean woman. Learn 5 ways your socioeconomic status may be influencing your experience without you knowing it... 

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CARNIVAL IS NOT A FEMINIST SPACE


What makes a space "feminist"? Explore the cultural significance of carnival and why our "empowerment" isn't the only thing that matters for a Caribbean feminist movement.

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IS SAINT LUCIA GAY FRIENDLY?


A mixture of travel blogging and social justice. This post will answer a direct question I've received many times about St. Lucia and give valuable survival tips for tourists and other visitors.

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