8 Things I….

Tagged you’re it. I’ve been tagged by Searching the Inner Me to do a meme. Here goes.

8 Things I Am Passionate About:
Family
Music
Social Justice
Fashion
Order
Learning
Natural Hair Care
Life!
8 Things I Want to Do Before I Die:
Revisit Cuba
Integrate my research and fashion interests
Play the piano
Work at the UN
Publish a book or two or three
Retire in St. Kitts
Win an “It” Bag (lol)
Open a boutique

8 Things I Say Often:
Eh eh
You ain hear…
Me arm…
I said…
You hear wha I say
Don’t bother
Wha gwan


8 Books I Have Read Lately:
Women and Human Development—Martha Nussbaum
Valuing Freedoms—Sabina Alkire
Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage—Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas
Blame Welfare, Ignore Poverty and Inequality—Joel F. Handler and Yeheskel Hasenfeld
Unequal Chances : Family Background and Economic Success– Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, and Melissa Osborne Groves
One Nation, Underprivileged : Why American Poverty Affects Us All—Mark Rank
Good Kids From Bad Neighborhoods : Successful Development in Social Context– Delbert S. Elliot
Development as Freedom—Amartya Sen
8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over:
Let’s Rock – Chrisette Michele
Babylon System – Bob Marley
Let’s Get Lifted – John Legend
A Beautiful Surprise – India Arie
No Other Like Jah- Sizzla
Caan Hold Us Down – Gentleman and Barrington Levy
Hurry Up and Come– Cocoa Tea
Warning – Queen Omega, Sizzla, Capleton

8 Things That Attract Me to My Best Friends:
Generosity
Honesty
Humor
Sarcasm
Intelligence
Shared interests in terrible reality tv
Cultural diversity
Shopping savvy

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9 Comments

  1. March 19, 2008 / 10:50 am

    It’s great to know more about you by your answers.
    I’m glad everything is ok.

    xx

  2. March 20, 2008 / 10:04 am

    Do we get some hair shots? I’m sorry, I’ve just discovered the blog and haven’t looked at the old posts yet.

    Thanks

    Lola

  3. March 20, 2008 / 10:05 am

    Do we get any natural hair shots?!

    🙂

  4. March 20, 2008 / 10:06 am

    Do we get some hair shots? I’m sorry, I’ve just discovered the blog and haven’t looked at the old posts yet.

    Thanks

    Lola

  5. March 20, 2008 / 10:06 am

    Do we get some hair shots? I’m sorry, I’ve just discovered the blog and haven’t looked at the old posts yet.

    Thanks

    Lola

  6. March 23, 2008 / 2:04 am

    Lola: Thanks for coming by. I got your other comment letting me know that you did see the hair shot.

    Thanks for that question on ethical consumerism. I do support the idea that consumers can make statements with their purchases to prompt social responsibility among companies. But, I more strongly support government intervention through the taxes and laws that can better regulate the market and ensure some ethical standards are met.

    We’ve seen some consumer-driven successes as many companies are becoming more “ethical” to preserve their images. But, I do not trust the market to solve the world’s woes. Also, as a poverty researcher, I immediately think of people living in poverty. They are seemingly excluded from the movement to ethical buying (while it has become the mantra of the middle and upper class). Organic goods and fair-trade products are not always affordable.

  7. March 27, 2008 / 7:20 pm

    I’m always intrigued by the comments from a psych expert!

  8. March 28, 2008 / 8:28 am

    Enc: Thanks for that. In other news, it probably would’ve been funny if I had studied psychology with my name, huh 🙂