After she brewed mint Moroccan tea for the two us, we sat in her living room to have chat. I couldn’t wait to learn more about Belinda, the 55-year-old DJ, dancer, activist, and single mom. She was born in Jamaica, and when she was 13, her family moved to the Cayman Islands, then to Florida. It was politically tense and violent in Jamaica, she shared.
When 22-year-old Belinda moved to New York City after graduating from college, she saw herself writing for magazines like The Rolling Stone.
“Of course, when I get to New York City, I have meetings with all of these magazines and they tell me, ‘You have no experience,'” she said.