Sukree Boodram left Guyana as a teenager in 1983 for a better opportunity in the US. Four years later she was married to the person who would become her abuser for 21 years. Born into a Hindu family and raised to keep her personal problems to herself, Sukree never sought any help nor did she stand up to her abusive husband. A wife and mother of two, who strongly embraced her cultural and traditional beliefs, Sukree struggled with the thought … read more
International Women’s Day Red Revolution Gala 2015 in Guyana….
The Guyana National Cultural Center was ablaze with talent on Monday evening for the “Let the Women Speak” Red Revolution Gala. Women from all over the country showed up decked out in a sea of red as a sign of solidarity and strength for the fight against domestic violence. The crowd was treated to live performances by local and overseas talent including poetry by 2014 Youth Poet Laureate, Ramya Ramana, choreographed dancing, skits and several songs by solo performers and … read more
Sister to Sister Circle Luncheon in Guyana …International Women’s Day 2015
Today I had an amazing time at the International Women’s Day Luncheon held at the Pegasus hotel in Guyana. I was invited to travel back to my homeland to present an empowerment piece to over 200 women, most of whom were victims of domestic violence. This year’s theme is “Let the Women Speak – The Revolution Unveiled” and the luncheon was part one of a 2-days of celebrations with on focus on Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention. Regional … read more