World Elephant Day – August 12

  Do you love elephants? Well August 12th is World Elephant Day, a day not solely for celebrating these beautiful creatures, but also to raise awareness about elephant conservation. Elephants are known for forming strong family bonds and researchers have found that “elephants are capable of complex thought and deep feeling” including grief; they are known to…

Erna Brodber: Caribbean Storyteller of Diasporic History

Caribbean history is generally marred by its colonial past and unequivocal injustices, highlighting the crucial need for modern literary heroes who write from a meaningful and often forgotten perspective of African diasporic people. Social activist and novelist Erna Brodber is one such voice. Her books and literary articles shine a light on all aspects of Jamaican culture, including gender, parenthood, music,…

Esther Passaris: A Voice for Kenyan Women

Esther Muthoni Passaris is known in Kenya in the world of politics and philanthropy.  Born in the coastal city of Mombasa to Greek and Kenyan Kikuyu parents, she has become a successful businesswoman and philanthropist, establishing the much lauded “Adopt-A-Light” program, which succeeded in  reducing crime by increasing lighting in many poverty-stricken neighbourhoods. She also possesses…