CrazyFruits

everything under the sun

December 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Calendar Calendar

Social bookmarking
Social bookmarking digg  Social bookmarking delicious  Social bookmarking reddit  Social bookmarking stumbleupon  Social bookmarking slashdot  Social bookmarking yahoo  Social bookmarking google  Social bookmarking blogmarks  Social bookmarking live      

Bookmark and share the address of FAIR & CLEAR SKIN! on your social bookmarking website

Bookmark and share the address of CrazyFruits on your social bookmarking website

Latest topics
» Your merry x mas season pics
Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 20:11 by After8mint

» Just a bunch of colours
Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 20:07 by After8mint

» Beautiful photo magic from artist
Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 20:01 by After8mint

» Put some colour in your art VG art
Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 19:55 by After8mint

» Lovely blk and white pics from your artists
Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 19:51 by After8mint

» Have yourself a merry little Christmas crazyfruiters!!!
Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 19:48 by After8mint

» How to keep feet warm in the winter
Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 19:42 by After8mint

» Why it's important to read
Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 13:57 by After8mint

» A lovely Christmas birthday or just plain gift for a love one
Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 13:48 by After8mint

» Artist pictures AF an artists
Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 13:45 by After8mint

» Beautiful pencil art from an artists
Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 13:41 by After8mint

» Colourful art of an artists
Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 13:38 by After8mint

» Poems Spring To Life
Thu 9 Nov 2017 - 5:11 by After8mint

» Jamaica Norman Manley Law School wins moot court competition
Fri 1 Sep 2017 - 15:23 by azealiabanks

» Very BLACK SNAKE DREAM!!
Fri 1 Sep 2017 - 15:23 by azealiabanks

» jUST CALL TO SAY HELL OO
Fri 1 Sep 2017 - 15:22 by azealiabanks

» US formally tells UN it wants out of Paris climate accord
Fri 1 Sep 2017 - 15:12 by IggyAzealia

» Iggy azalea here pls say hi
Fri 1 Sep 2017 - 15:11 by IggyAzealia

» United Airlines Forces Toddler To Sit On Mom’s Lap For Flight
Fri 1 Sep 2017 - 14:37 by SHENSEEA

» John Brown Russwurm (1799–1851) an American abolitionist journalists from Jamaica
Fri 1 Sep 2017 - 14:33 by SHENSEEA

US formally tells UN it wants out of Paris climate accord

Sat 5 Aug 2017 - 10:55 by JustinBieber2

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Friday …

Comments: 1

Usain Bolt beaten by two Americans in final 100-meter race

Sun 6 Aug 2017 - 3:50 by After8mint

Usain Bolt's farewell party was spoiled by a pair …

Comments: 3

Usain lost his bolt during final hurray nearing his retirement plan

Sun 6 Aug 2017 - 3:45 by After8mint

Usain Bolt's farewell party was spoiled by a pair …

Comments: 2

Usain Bolt retirement has stalled by two american one was his arch rival gatlin

Sun 6 Aug 2017 - 3:51 by After8mint

Usain Bolt's farewell party was spoiled by a pair …

Comments: 1

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies, Chinese government says

Thu 3 Aug 2017 - 0:02 by BigBossAdmin

BEIJING -- Jailed activist and Nobel Peace …

Comments: 1

9-year-old applies for alien-fighting job, NASA responds

Sat 5 Aug 2017 - 10:47 by JustinBieber2



A 9-year-old boy answered a call from NASA to …

Comments: 1

Acute migraine drug succeeds in late-stage study

Sat 5 Aug 2017 - 10:51 by JustinBieber2

Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday said its acute …

Comments: 1

Chicago to sue DOJ over sanctuary cities policy

Sat 5 Aug 2017 - 10:55 by JustinBieber2

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city plans to …

Comments: 1

Mom dies after giving birth to twins following dad's gunshot death

Sat 5 Aug 2017 - 10:52 by JustinBieber2

Three young siblings are being cared for by …

Comments: 1

Top posting users this week


You are not connected. Please login or register

CrazyFruits » Entertainment Movies Trailors & More Interesting Things » General CRAZY DiscussionS » My Flair Lady - Jean Lowrie-Chin

My Flair Lady - Jean Lowrie-Chin

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1OH My Flair Lady - Jean Lowrie-Chin on Thu 9 Oct 2014 - 2:46

BOBmarleyADMIN

avatar
Admin
Admin

Lowrie-Chin browsing through the first issue of Flair.

1 2 >
Nashauna Drummond, Lifestyle Editor
Her effervescent personality is infectious and her positivity transforming. So you can understand why I was rushing out of the office trying not to be late for our evening meeting in New Kingston.
As Flair's 30th anniversary approached, I was meeting with the woman who started it all - my 'Flair lady', Jean Lowrie Chin. I also had a surprise for her - the very first issue of the Flair Magazine, which she produced three decades ago. Lowrie-Chin's excitement was palpable as we browsed through the paper together, over a couple of martinis.
"This was something I wanted to do. I'm an unapologetic feminist in that I believe that women and men should be given equal opportunity. Flairwas about adding sparkle to your life. We all want a little sparkle in our life, and highlighting people who did that," she said.
At the time, Hector Wynter was The Gleaner's editor-in-chief, and computers were still new to the process of producing the paper. It was a challenging time, she said, with the team constantly having to check and double check to ensure everything was saved on five-inch floppy discs.
Lowrie-Chin said that at the time, she had three babies - a young company, her daughter Anita, and Flair. She was also working towards her master's degree at the University of the West Indies. "The maternity law had come in and women were thinking, 'I can have my baby and I can work'. They were empowered. It was a perfect time in Jamaica's history. Women were feeling empowered, men were feeling happy. It was a liberating time for men and women."
Uncharted territory
Lowrie-Chin said that she and her team ventured into an uncharted territory and began speaking to women about things that mattered to them, such as sexual harassment, showing them it was OK to speak up.
As we reminisced, she talked about some of the articles that stand out in her memory. Along with 'Women at Work', which gave her a chance to share with other working mothers, she fondly recalls an interview with former governor general Sir Florizel Glasspole, and his wife. "It showed their spirit. They were joking about how they met on the train and teasing each other."
Fashion was then, and continues to be a big part of the publication. "Jamaicans are just naturally fashionable. If we don't celebrate our appearance and fine dining, how will the boutiques survive? How will waiters have a a job? We are providing employment!" she said.
Thirty years after she started the magazine, Lowrie-Chin is still an avidFlair reader. "I get a little charge when, on Monday mornings, I hear people say, 'Where is the Flair?', 'Pass me the Flair'. I love the mix it now has, and the layout has grown up. It has become a brand," she said.
As the magazine has grown, so has the woman who started it all. Four years ago she launched the CCRP - Caribbean Council for Retired Persons. The group now has close to 1,000 members, and Sagicor recently signed on with the organisation to provide health coverage for persons up to the age of 90. She is a life member of Women's Media Watch; a member of the Women's Leadership Initiative, International Women's Forum; chairman of the Stella Maris Foundation; trustee of the St George's College Endowment Fund, The Rose Leon Memorial Trust for the Women's Political Caucus and the Grant's Pen Foundation. She serves on the board of Food For The Poor Jamaica, and she has taken over the leadership of the Digicel Foundation. "I am so honoured," she said of this latest appointment. "Digicel has done so much and since ProComm (founded and run by her) has been their public relations company from the very beginning, it is an honour. It is such a strong board, and the team is so passionate about Jamaica."
Lowrie-Chin also recently started ProCommDev (ProComm Development), which has already completed a commercial complex on Phoenix Avenue, and is advanced in plans to build an apartment complex.
How does she do it all? "When you conceive of yourself and recognise that your ability goes beyond your human frame, and realise that your body is just a skateboard for your brilliant soul, and stay connected to God trying to live out his command, there is nothing you cannot do. God don't like lazy!" However, she pressed the need for humility. "Do it in humility. Be confident, because God has your back, but you better be humble because it's all through the grace of God."
Lowrie-Chin also advised:
(1) Try to establish a strong spiritual centre that gives you courage. Courage is the shoulder on which all other virtues rest.
(2) Become a list-maker since time is precious
(3) Learn to delegate because you can't do everything
nashauna.drummond@gleanerjm.com

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum