She Right Workshop by Amanda Mclntyre
Amanda T. Mc Intyre is the founder of the SHE RIGHT Collective that focuses on sexual and reproductive health and rights. She previously served as co-director of the Caribbean feminist organization Womantra. In her work on gender and feminism in the Caribbean she has given numerous public lectures, such as, her presentation on ‘The Necessity of Feminism in a Caribbean Space’ that opened the Feminist History Conference at the Lloyd Best Institute in March 2019, and ‘Close to My Skin; Race, Misogyny and the Carnival Matrix,’ at the Independence Mas Speaks forum in 2018. In 2017, she delivered the keynote address ‘On Becoming a Feminist’ in which she spoke about a feminism which is indigenous to the Caribbean and its intergenerational impact.
Amanda is a coordinator of the Vulgar Fraction Mas Band that reimagines traditional Mas through postcolonial politics and she is co-founder of the Belmont Baby Dolls; a carnival art entity that examines gender as a performative negotiation of agency. In 2017 Amanda was awarded the title 'Ole Mas Champion' at the 2017 Bocas Literary Festival after winning first place for her performance on the social justice movement in Trinidad and Tobago. Amanda also leads campaigns focused on socio-political issues related to gender-based violence in the Caribbean. Her work furthermore includes the ‘Decolonizing Home Birth in the Caribbean’ initiative for which she partners with researcher Tammy Kremer. Mc Intyre is also a published writer, multi-media artist and an educator with over eighteen years of research, teaching and activism in Trinidad and Tobago.