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  • Writer's pictureCurtis Ackie

on uya's touchstone



My great-grandmother had 94 years here (specifically in Carriacou) before transitioning. As she grew old she became tired and once asked that someone get a stick to beat her with, she'd had enough. I often think about the irony in her morbid wordplay.


While researching for Seedlings, I came across this video:


With Uya’s Touchstone I wanted to tell the truth about the women maliciously labelled 'Soucouyant' or 'Lajabless' by evil, greedy and wotless men.


Brianna's beautiful image conjures a stunning sense of dynamism, resolution and change.


© Curtis Ackie 2022

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