Our Stories

Our Stories

The inspirational stories of Jamaicans in business. Our Stories is intended to highlight and promote the positive in challenging and life-altering experiences.

The name comes from two sources. Nadine Hall, our classmate, sister, friend, our family. She passed away on March 16, 2006, while we were in the 8th grade. Only days before we all participated in a class pantomime and she played Harriet Tubman. It was such a devastating experience...

In this installment of Our Stories, Jamaican plus-size model, Tessenie Mowatt talks about the struggles she faced with body image and self-confidence. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious...

Peer pressure made me choose Law. I mean, I did well in CAPE Law Units 1 and 2 which basically suggested that maybe I had a future in this field, however, I felt as though...

In this installment of Our Stories, makeup artiste, Kedesh McFarlane explains how she escaped financial troubles with makeup artistry. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and...

In this installment of Our Stories, Jamaican business owner, Rory-Craig Walker shares how a Facebook post influenced his business idea…For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich...

In this installment of Our Stories, deaf Jamerican, Anton Abraham explains how he became a deejay. For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious culture, rich and wholesome food, and attractive...

In 2013, she jumped out of a moving vehicle to escape her likely abduction. Birdz I, who was 23 at the time, said she boarded what appeared to be a public passenger vehicle in Half Way Tree destined for...

In this installment of Our Stories, Dashiki Trendz' Owner, Horace Collins shares how Africa inspired his new perspective on business and life…For many people, Jamaica is pictured as an island paradise – white sandy beaches, a beautiful and vivacious...

It was scary. I did not know what to expect. It was a big thing for me. But I wanted the experience badly. And I wanted to come out as a success and earn myself a job. So I spoke to...

It has a very unique, smooth and refined tone; although it can sound awful when not played properly. The shape also interests me, as it is really nice to look at. I have always been...

TALKS WITH TESS

For the life of me, I could never understand why some persons thought the term 'body positive' was only a buffer for fat people;...