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Women and Confidence

Growing up in Jamaica, I have always been fascinated by the level of confidence that most Jamaican women display. Most Jamaican women are usually direct and are not afraid to say what is on their minds. They are also huge risk takes when it comes to fashion. However, the main thing that I admire about Jamaican women is that they love their bodies no matter what size they are. Due to my interest in this area, I devoted a few months into researching this topic. I asked samples of both Jamaican and American women to rate their levels of self esteem and body esteem.
 
The results I obtained were somewhat expected as Jamaican women were found to have higher self esteem and higher body image than American women. I thought that this was so mainly because of our culture. Some persons were chastised for being too "mawga." Also, I have heard from a few Jamaican men that "boi, mi love when fi mi ooman have likkle meat pon har bone." Another thing I noticed is that during carnival or "dance," women of all shapes and sizes wore skimpy clothes and not caring what other people thought. Once 'she' is confident that she looks good, then no one's opinion usually matters.
 
A popular Jamaican personality who brought the term 'fluffy' to the world level
A Jamaican beauty queen who would be considered as a 'slimas'             
        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whether 'she' is a fluffy or slimas, 'she' a say one!
 
 
 
Is this trend changing though as more Jamaicans are being influenced by the American culture? Will Jamaican women always have this level of confidence?
Do you agree that our Jamaican women are more confident than most?
 
 
     
    

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

The frequency of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in Jamaican women has increased over the last few years. Is this recent trend a result of our diet or environment? Or do you think that since PCOS has been linked to genetics, we are simply inheriting this disorder?  
 
 
 

When to let go

"People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime." I have definitely found this qoute to be true. There will be people who come into our lives for various reasons, whether it be for love, friendship or business. We may want some persons to stay in our lives longer than they are meant to be. This can cause so much heatache, hurt and pain, which could have been avoided if we just LET IT GO!
 
With relationships, we may get involved in relationships that were never meant to be. We sometimes hold on to these relationships out of fear. Fear that we may not feel the same about someone else. Fear that we may end up alone. Fear that no one else will understand you like this person does. However, I do believe that everything does happen for a reason and that if we let go of these fears, there will be someone else out there who may treat you even better than that person did. Everything will work out for the best!
 
If you are still in love this person, and it seems that his/her feelings towards you have changed. They don't call as much as they used to. You don't see each other as ofetn as before or they tell you point blank that their feelings have changed, there is no use to hold on and try to fix things. If you do try to talk about it and he/she may deny that anything is wrong, then give it some time and things will fall into place and you will be able to figure things out. If the signs are so blatantly clear that the relationship is coming to an end, don't go into denial, accept it and take some time for yourself and tell your partner about your feelings. He/she may again say nothing is wrong but if you really know that things have chjanged between the both of you, it is definitely best to LET IT GO!
 
It doesn't matter if you have been with this person for 2 weeks, 1 month, 5 years or even 15 years. Once you realize that things are different, then you owe it to yourself to LET IT GO!