You may know of LaShawna Griffith as an award-winning writer but have you noticed her ability to cross-examine the Barbadian society while demanding change through her words?
The 28-year-old author has made waves with her poetry and is one of the everyday women CBC News is highlighting from today, International Women’s Day and during March which is recognised as Women’s History Month.
LaShawna shared a recent piece with CBC News about a personal experience while taking public transportation. In it, she speaks out against an experience that many women share as they traverse Barbados daily – verbal harassment.
LaShawna is on a mission to help men and even some women who engage in street harassment to understand the negatively impact of the practice
She explains that the piece, “Seven Words,” was written to provide some sense of solidarity among women who experience street harassment, as well as a call to action: