Nicolette is a Chevening Scholar (2016) who began her journey into advocacy at the University of the West Indies. Having led a very active student life, she grew to understand the power and need for advocacy and activism as tools for driving social change. This sense of purpose developed even more after leaving the UWI and led to her involvement with WE-Change. Since the inception of this organisation, she has been involved firstly as Community Outreach and Mobilization Officer, then Associate Director of Youth and Outreach and upon her return from pursuing her Masters in the United Kingdom was appointed to the post of Executive Director.
Nicolette’s vision for WE-Change is to oversee its expansion while maintaining sight of the vision and mission of the organisation. This she believes, will be achieved through building on the work and achievements of WE-Change while replicating them (especially in rural areas) so that more women can be positively impacted. She believes that even though hers and WE-Change’s focus is primarily targeted at LBT women, that all women stand to benefit from the organisation’s advocacy as most issues affect women are intersectional.
Director of Regional Integration and Research
Paige is a Women Deliver Young Leader (2018), Fulbright Scholar (2018) and Communications professional currently based in Trinidad and Tobago with a deep interest in communications for social change. Her involvement in LGBT advocacy began in 2014 during an internship with Equality for All Foundation when she realised she could use her skills and talents to make a difference.
As a queer feminist Paige is especially interested in issues relating to sexual and reproductive health rights, comprehensive sex education for youth and rights for LBT women in the region. She sees intersectional feminism as one of the key ingredients to a just society.
She has served as a member of WE-Change since its inception in 2015 first as the Research and Advocacy Officer producing our very first Media Content Analysis Report. Her vision for WE-Change in the coming years lies around its expansion into the Caribbean region – a task which she will be leading.
Teadra is a feminist and an educator with a very dynamic personality. She studied Spanish Education at the Sam Sharpe Teachers College and hopes to remain in the education sector and become the Minister of Education one day. Teadra is committed to the work WE-Change does as she sees it as the way forward. As a lover of technology, she has lent herself as the Social Media connoisseur since 2017 and is dedicated to using different mediums to promote, advocate, create awareness and educate people about women’s rights and the LBT community, ensuring that empowered women can continue to transform communities.
Director of Programmes and Training
Shawna is an advocate for women’s rights, committed to using her voice and gifts to empower young women to be their best selves. She is passionate about volunteerism and social justice and an advocate for women and girls who fall victim to sexual abuse and rape.
She joined WE in 2016 and currently serves as our Director of Programmes and Training. She plans and executes our annual Orange Lights and #HerLegacy events, as well as all other activities for the organization. She has also served as Co-Facilitator for our Support Group for women and girls who were affected by sexual violence. Shawna is currently pursuing an MSc in Gender and Development from the University of the West Indies.
Director of Community Engagement and Compliance
A full-time Banker, human rights advocate and poet, Christina’s first degree is in Economics with a Minor in International Relations from the University of the West Indies. She is currently pursuing a Chartered Banker MBA program at the Bangor University in Wales.
Christina has always had a passion for advocacy and has consistently advocated for those who were not able to do so for themselves. She became serious about advocating for human rights more specifically women’s rights, in October 2015, after attending an advocacy training held by WE-Change.
She co-founded the ItNuhJus’Physical Campaign and has used the campaign to promote various programs and outreach events which educate the mass on Gender-Based Violence. In recent times she has used ItNuhJus’Phsyical to partner with another group she co-founded – The Feeders – to host bi-monthly charity events to give back to various vulnerable groups, such as the homeless, the elderly and displaced youth.
Gender & Research
Raihn McNish is in her final year of study at the University of the West Indies reading for her degree in Gender and Development Studies with a minor in English Language Writing and Speech. Her interest in mental health issues, youth development and women’s issues piqued when she was selected to be the Research and Project Support Intern at the Equality for all Foundation. She’s currently a part of Equality Youth Cohort III where she is learning about issues related to LGBT rights and social justice.
She is motivated by her grandfather who always placed people’s needs before his by providing them with whatever resources he could afford to better themselves.