My writing career started in 2012 with the Caribbean Fashion Blog NoMoreFashionVictims.com (NMFV)
As a fashion stylist, I was commissioned by various magazines and blogs to add my voice to style stories and designer interviews, as well as lifestyle pieces. Bylines include Refinery29, Fashion Bomb Daily, Fashion Focus Magazine, and The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian newspaper.
In 2017 I began my transition to NYC to further a thriving career in fashion, but instead unexpectedly put the brakes on it.
The move from Trinidad to New York deepened my curiosity about how Caribbean culture adapts as it moves beyond the region. Lately I write about our food and language and explore the implications of our "hybridity".
After being short-listed for the BCLF Caribbean Nunez Writer's Prize in 2019, and winning it in 2020, I am wholly dedicated to uplifting Caribbean Stories through both fiction and non, and dissecting the impact of the heritage within the contemporary diaspora.
"We get our ears wrung in school for speaking in dialect. “Broken English” they call it. As though when this English broke it didn’t sprout a genius infusion of diverse cultures into a new living vernacular."
WHAT THEY SAID
"The discipline of her fiction is canny, ironic, and searingly honest. Her dogged pursuit of excellence is cultivated in empathy, entrepreneurship, and zeal"
Shivanee Ramlochan; poet, arts reporter and book blogger
"NoMoreFashionVictims.com is a staple for those interested in Caribbean fashion. A smart cutting critique of the state of the fashion industry, it has been stepping on toes while winning fans."
Roslyn Carrington, Trinidad and Tobago Guardian Newspaper
"Stephanie has been instrumental in shaping the voice and brand of Les Îles, with authentic and compelling narrative on Caribbean artistic talent, bringing an intellectual, thought provoking dimension to our niche audience."
Anjeni Ramtahal, Founder or Les Îles Caribbean Art Gallery
LATEST PRESS & INTERVIEWS
"Intuition Is The Main Ingredient In Authentic Caribbean Cuisine"