St. Mary Parish Church (Port Maria, St. Mary: Jamaica)
The St Mary Parish Church, built in 1861 of limestone blocks on the edge of the bay, is one of the most picturesque structures anywhere on the island. The modest chapel is set against the dazzling turquoise harbor, framed by tall palm trees whose leaves rustle gently in the warm sea breezes.
But when will we get to that day when I no longer have to use the #deservedbetter tag for 90% of my favorite characters while all the white male villains are kept alive and given redemption arcs because they’re fun to have around? Smh
IMG_2451 by David Macdonald Via Flickr: I took this shot of the historic Palace & St Michael Parish Church when out for a wee walk around Linlithgow Loch in West Lothian ………
Birth Place of Mary Queen of Scots ……..
Marley Dias is 11 years old. She loves to read. And she is tired of reading books that she doesn’t connect with.
“In my 5th grade glass, we were only reading about white boys and their dogs,” she told anchors Mike Jerrick and Alex Holley on Good Day Philadelphia. “And I understood why my teacher wanted us to read those books, because those were the books he could connect with, but I didn’t necessarily connect with them myself, so I was really frustrated…I wanted to start a book drive for books that are more connected for me, and my race.”
And thus, #1000BlackGirlBooks was born—a project started by Marley and her friends Briana and Amina to collect 1,000 books with black female protagonists by February 1st. Those books will then be donated to Retreat Primary and Junior School and Library in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica, where Marley’s mother (who is also the President ofGrassROOTS) grew up.