Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 4: Road Preparation – Carnival Monday

Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 4: Road Preparation – Carnival Monday

February 18, 2023 Alrighty, the time has come! Carnival Monday is officially around the corner, and I'm wondering if I'm ready for it. I've had weeks… even months, to prepare for this day. But something about this moment feels surreal. Am I really prepared to take on this bucket list item? Am I ready to [...]

Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 3: Road March

Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 3: Road March

January 30, 2023 Recently I've been seeing a lot of talk about Road March on Twitter, and as a first-time masquerader, I had no idea what road march was until my friend John put me on!  Road March - the musical composition played most often at the "judging points" along the parade route during carnival. [...]

Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 2: Power

Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 2: Power

January 27, 2023 I've decided to walk in my Power for Trinidad Carnival 2023. And I mean that in a few different ways. In my last diary entry, I mentioned my dream costume was something that covered everything. Because being fully covered is a safe thing for me. I get to hide my imperfections. Cover [...]

Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 1: How It Came To Be

Road To Trinidad Carnival 2023 Diary Entry No. 1: How It Came To Be

January 26, 2023 Back in 2020, during an extensive voice note conversation with my friend DaeNia (during the lockdown), we decided that one year we would play Mas in Trinidad Carnival together. We discussed different Mas Camps, mulled over the costumes from Trinidad Carnival 2020, and agreed that one year we would touch the road [...]