My Daughter’s First Caribbean Carnival

I’ve been playing mas for years. My daughter has seen me pack and unpack feathers and bedazzled bras for fifty million times. This year, she asked if she could go. Of course I said yes! My little 25% Caribbean heart (my granddad on my mom’s side is Jamaican) jumped with pride. So, I picked aContinue reading “My Daughter’s First Caribbean Carnival”

South Beach

Itinerary I’ve been to Miami several times, but this is my first time taking the kids. Therefore, I had to do a ton of research for kid friendly things to do. We went down for spring break. Many of my options were inspired by Mom Trotter. We didn’t get to do everything we wanted, soContinue reading “South Beach”

We On Da Road

This is the most exhausted I’ve been in my entire life. Why, you ask? It’s because I just left Miami Carnival, where I played Mas. Let me explain what all that means. According to amplifyafrica, ” Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago originated in the late-eighteenth century and was born out of resistance. French planters, slaves,Continue reading “We On Da Road”