De customs man at Piarco tell me dat de only ting dey does tek from Guyana is pineapple an’ plantain. — Thoughts of a Minibus Traveller
Mas. Jouvayists from Guyana, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Trinidad & Tobago, The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Haiti, Curacao, Canada, the diaspora and Nigeria. Making multi-directional crossings from and to Venezuela, India, Nigeria, Flatbush and Crown Heights, T&T, Grenada, Harlem, these repeating islands of the Caribbean.
Some sweet sweet love letters to the region. Dear Caribbean: Thank you for my big head. On being the daughter discovering the home of her descendants. Love note to the Caribbean.
Meditations on Caribbean feminisms. Feminists that don’t yet know they are feminists. The risky location of being an Indian feminist in the Caribbean. The liberatory potential of Vodou.
Ukranian Lessons on Regional Integration (one of the most shared e-mas submissions published on the CODE RED blog).
Ol Mas meets Queer Caribbean Sexuality. Leslie, the lesbian doll.
The art of play. Play yaself!
e-mas is LOVE: radical, political, Caribbean, queer, poetic, renewing.
Like true Caribbean people many of the jouvayists turn up on Caribbean time so quite a few entries just came in. Giving thanks to Carla Moore and Feministing for using their wide reach to give the e-mas a boost.
If this guide was a bit too dizzying you can visit the e-mas page where you can read/watch/listen/view all the posts in the order in which they were submitted.
Use #dearCaribbean on twitter to keep the vibes flowing.
Photo credit: amina. olayiwola