It is so relieving to see some positivity coming out of Jamaica. It is no surprise that Jamaica has a harsh reputation, we've heard about it time and time again. We see t-shirts that say, "Feeling Irie" and "Jamaica, No Problem" but in reality there is a problem. The type of topics that are swept under the rug and the skeletons that are kept in the closet is scary. I realize that we may be desensitized to extreme situations because they've become so common but everyone knows the difference between right and wrong. EVERYONE.
It's sad to talk to a Jamaican who says that they dislike the country and would never go back. Jamaicans who are ashamed to call themself a Jamaican because of the disgust they receive from outsiders. Jamaicans who regret their independence from the British because they believe that Jamaica would be better off if it was the other way around. It breaks my heart to hear it but these are real people voicing their real opinions.
So it's so relieving to see people who will stand up to the problem rather than abandon their homeland. Even though it seems to be a sinking ship, I love to see people who have faith that change can be made and instead of sitting around to watch it, they choose to stand up and make it happen.
This is a real issue that is heard throughout Jamaica way too often but it's the same thing that's kept on the "hush hush" because the culture avidly reminds us to "leave people business alone".
No child should experience abuse or molestation in any way, shape or form and I can only hope that you agree. I am glad that Help Jamaica's Children is causing a stir because they're opening doors for a better tomorrow.
God bless everyone who made it out to the march today. I applaud you for stepping up to such a controversial issue. It's because of you. You are an inspiration to others who are still afraid to voice their thoughts on this issue as well as the many other issues that is currently preventing Jamaica's triumph so please keep up the wonderful work!