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Stories by Jessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:09 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

With years of experience in the business, Joel Laing and Juliet Morgan head world-class Jamaican brand, Shoan’s Collections. It all started when Morgan had a clothing store some years ago and would repurpose items that weren’t being sold as...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:08 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Bringing something totally different to the Jamaican scene is usually greeted with much speculation but, meet 25-year-old creative, Ali McNally, who has a passion for the arts which led to him breaking barriers in the Jamaican fashion industry....

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:07 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Mental illness has been around for just as long as human existence and yes, children suffer, too. Having a child who suffers from mental illness isn’t easy on anyone in the family, especially parents who have no previous experience with the...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:05 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Family, we don’t get to choose them but somehow, no matter how bad things get, they still happen to have a special place in our hearts. For the most part, they accept and love us, despite our flaws, and are usually the first set of people to come...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:07 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

If you’ve ever wanted to buy art but questioned its functionality in your household, meet 29-year-old Javier Dayes, the face behind the brand, #TheArtistJavier. Dayes is an artist and an entrepreneur who feels the need to share his art with...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:07 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Handmade items have a way of making you feel special when you take them home, especially when someone says, “That is gorgeous, where did you get it?” Here’s 29-year-old designer Latoya Allen, hailing from the parish of St James, consistently...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:06 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Meet Clarendon native Sophia Gabriel. Mother of two and Christian for 25 years, Gabriel has been making strides to help others find their way and walk in their God-given purpose. A life and spiritual coach, banking professional, adjunct lecturer...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:07 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Remember as a child when you couldn’t afford to buy expensive gifts for your parents on special days? How about when you would resort to cartridge paper, crayons, and whatever other scraps you could play with to present the most heartfelt tokens of...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:21 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Contrary to popular belief, genital herpes is a very common infection. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and manifests itself in painful blisters on the genitals and other surrounding areas. There are two types of herpes simplex virus...

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:10 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Birthed from a desire to pay homage to her roots, Courtney Morris named her jewellery-making business Fortyfour Miles, which is the length of the Black River in St Elizabeth that runs through her hometown. Having completed a bachelors in literature...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:10 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Having a father is crucial to a child’s overall development, and while every experience is different, this chef dad, Evrol Ebanks, describes the experience of fatherhood as being a chief cornerstone for his child every step of the way, while...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:17 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

A year and a half ago, two cousins decided to partner up and bake Jamaica happy. It was not their intention though, as they both started out on completely different life paths. Spareheaded by Jhane Palmer and Shadae Allen, Bake Me Happy Ja...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:07 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

I remember how I felt when my mom got me a gift basket for my 14th birthday and inside was a soft, pink hand towel with my name beautifully embroidered on it. I jumped at every opportunity to take it around with me and when people asked, I proudly...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:07 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

The journey of life takes each of us on our own personal highway and we never know where we might end up. Janice Forrester went to university to study the world of marketing. Now, she is a notable creative, surpassing the imposed limitations of the...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:09 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Reusable feminine hygiene products have found their way into the Jamaican culture and some people aren’t mad about it. In fact, most of us are curious as to how it all works. So, Outlook met with Sabrina Campbell-Reid, owner and operator of eight-...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:07 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Remember how he looked at you two years ago and you secretly made up your mind to marry him? How about when he got down on one knee in front of all your friends and asked you to spend the rest of your life with him? Some experiences are forever...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:05 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

A vegan diet is based on plants and non-animal protein sources. A popular misconception is that ‘vegan food is bland and boring’. Creative combinations and different preparation methods can expand one’s palate and sense of culinary adventure...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:11 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Spirituality is an extensive concept with room for many perspectives depending on the person and his or her cultural background. More often than not, it includes a sense of connection to a deity bigger than ourselves and it usually involves a...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:11 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

When it comes to completing a look, we often think about bags that are unique statement pieces, and Donna-Gay Uter, CEO and creative director of the brand Thelissia Dian, is an expert in the field. Thelissia Dian is a four-year-old Jamaican brand...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:05 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

‘Trust God and live’, the mantra Townsend adopted from his late grandfather, who made a powerful impact on his life which, in turn, has benefited him in ways beyond what the eyes can see. From the tender age of 10, Christopher Townsend said that he...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:28 AMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Between 1941 and 1945, there was a Jewish genocide during World War II, where the German Nazi systematically murdered approximately six million European Jews. They call this The Holocaust, which is also popularly known as the Shoah. Holocaust...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 3:51 PMJessica Harrison - Gleaner Writer

Being born into a culture that has a vast impact on the world stage where food, music, sports and tradition, are concerned, is indeed something to be proud of. Every time you turn on the television, for example, and see the black, green and gold,...

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