Shaina Brown

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Changed behaviour

Changed behaviour

If you and your family members don’t communicate because of busy schedules, petty grievances take time during this pandemic to bond and clear the air. However, do not let toxic individuals gaslight you into developing relationships with them....

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Rules of Thumb for Mental Health

Rules of Thumb for Mental Health

Last year I had a lot of losses. Some wonderful people and my pet passed away. I have a back injury that’s prevented me from lifting weights. A so called friend stole $5k from my bedroom after a surgery-under the guise she was visiting me. I lost fr...

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Say 'NO' to Performative Wokeness

Say 'NO' to Performative Wokeness

It always baffles me how the entertainment’s idea of eradicating discrimination in the industry is by placing a minority face to a beloved character in their movies and television shows....

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The Kirk Franklin Family Drama

The Kirk Franklin Family Drama

I honestly don't want any of that. I want him to be held accountable. If he acknowledges his actions as wrong let him be given the grace and the space to move on and atone for his actions. He has issued an apology but his son and others have questioned the sincerity of it....

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Why is divorce taboo?

Why is divorce taboo?

Not even sociologists can really define marriage in absolute terms. Each society will have their various norms and values associated with marriage. Edward Westermarck defined marriage as “the more or less durable connection between male and female l...

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The Uninspired Pandemic

The Uninspired Pandemic

We’re all stuck in a pandemic. It’s uninspiring. I haven’t written a poem in months. I haven’t created content for my Instagram in a hot minute. I feel defeated. Like a failure. @caribbeanspyce...

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Launching, The Shainanigan Show!

Launching, The Shainanigan Show!

During this Covid-19 lockdown, I had a lot of time to do a few things. Instead of just wandering around the apartment worrying, I had to keep moving. Not saying that there weren't times when I just wanted to fall face flat on the bed and do absolute...

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How To Invest In Yourself During Quarantine

How To Invest In Yourself During Quarantine

Dare to be bare..🇹🇹 Your neighbourly black girl 💁🏿‍♀️ Article by NaturAly Life Hacks Let's be honest, this quarantine sucks and we're all bored. Luckily for you, NaturAly is here for ya! I'm gonna be listing some of the amazing things you can...

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Things to do since yuh home scratching

Things to do since yuh home scratching

While we are safely indoors to protect ourselves from Covid-19, the inevitable visitor boredom will come knocking. We know it have the harden Trinis who still want to move about and be close to everybody like "What Pandemic?" Limit your mo...

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March: Post Carnival lulz

March: Post Carnival lulz

Writer: CaribbeanSpyce Party done...quite literally. Carnival has ended and it’s the month when most of everyone is home. Frankie’s isn’t as ram jam (but still ram), Residence might be getting back a crowd, but for the most part, the waists are home...

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The case of the Yoni egg and the Vagina

The case of the Yoni egg and the Vagina

Listen to me! I Shaina of shainabrown.com, AKA Shaina Strawberrie is completely baffled by yoni eggs!! For the life of me I couldnt understand its purpose, far less how to remove them from the vagina! Praise be to my loonnng time friend Rennee of A...

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Growing up Christian in Carnival Country

Growing up Christian in Carnival Country

"Iron man oh he sweeter than when he lick the pan Jam iron woman does leave they man Iron man oh he sweeter than honey lick the pan jam iron woman does leave they man..." I recall in my single digit youth, when Republic Bank used to ha...

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New Beginnings - Year 2019

New Beginnings - Year 2019

Let me first start by saying that I am not very good at writing sappy new year post. However, let us prepare for January being that awkward month of wishing everyone "Happy New Year!" and replying "Same to you". On this first da...

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Wax Warmer on a Budget

Wax Warmer on a Budget

EDIT! November 12th 2018 (Insert Maxim Bady accent here) Soooooooooooooooooooooooo....... I got a ELECTRIC WAX WARMER!!! This was gifted to me by my mom, and its from the brand MainStays. Now you may ask,"What are the pros of having an EWW?...

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What Wendy Fitzwilliam Forgot

What Wendy Fitzwilliam Forgot

As a nine year year old in 1998, seeing a woman like Wendy Fitzwilliam on a Miss Universe stage was nothing less than breathtaking. I was dark-skinned girl with 'picky' hair and just looking at her was enough to make me embrace everything black about...

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