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Hair Craft

My name is Rachel Grappie and I’m a multimedia artist who changes her hair every month.

I’m from Pashley St, Laventille, where I grew up over 30 years. Girl days in Pashley Street were hard, because of the stigma Laventille got. And just hard. I went to St Catherine Girls’ Anglican, then Barataria Junior, then St Augustine Senior Comprehensive.

I was raised and remain an Anglican. And go to church. Occasionally.

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West Indian Philosopher

My name is Gerry Anthony Williams and I am a West Indian philosopher and Renaissance man.

Does one need to be a PhD to be able to formulate philosophy? I don’t think so. I attended the University of Life. I believe it’s all about developing your responsibility to your space and interpreting the world and expounding upon it in a certain way. And my philosophy is of the West Indies.

My mom came to Trinidad from Guyana illegally in the early Eighties seeking economic betterment. She got residency in the amnesty under the ANR Robinson administration. I came across, with papers, by plane, not by the fig boat. My five siblings from that father also came with me. I have a brother from another father who is Trinidadian.

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