Today is International Women’s Day! And March is International Women’s Month. While this is a great occasion to name the prominent women throughout history who have made major impacts globally, economically, or socially: Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Nanny of the Maroons, Susan B Anthony, etc., I will instead draw reference…


On Wednesday July, 7, 2021 I conducted a short survey on Facebook to get an understanding of how Jamaicans across the world think on matters relating to the land of their birth. The survey was intended to be quick and easy and lend focus on topics that are discussed in…


One person can meaningfully and positively change the world. I am reminded of a young man, who went to jail 29 times for standing with Rosa Parks in her fight against inequality, walking with 40 thousand bus riders during the Montgomery bus strike to fight against the separate but equal…


While Jamaica mourns the loss of one of her most impactful, non-political figures in the history of our people (Gordon Butch Stewart), we are also observing and grappling with a disquiet in America and a President who reminds African Americans of the darkest days of our history. The fight for…


I have spent the last 32 years in philanthropy. For the last 15 years, my actions have been more deliberate, impactful, and life changing. I am truly honored when individuals present me with opportunities to transform their lives positively. I usually come away from those activities with renewed enlightenment and…


INTROSPECTION: A New Day, a New Way

I feel I’ve been locked away so long. No parties, no friends (physical presence), no visits. However, I have new appreciation for ducks, water, lizards, sunrise, sunset, sky, clouds, windows in buildings, looks on faces of walkers-by. …


Leo Gilling - The Early Years of My Life

The top shelf of my life in Oracabessa, Jamaica are the early days that molded me to being ready for what was to come. My first 12 years of life in tenement living may have been tough for my parents but…


Make sure you make it to the other side of this pandemic

About 100 years ago, the H1N1 pandemic killed more than 50 million people worldwide. America suffered a loss of more than 675,000 lives. In 2019, discussions about the 1918 pandemic were almost irrelevant, moot, and far less substantive than today.

Earlier in 2020, there was a huge fright caused by…


Change is Hope

As we move through our lives and our calls to duty, many changes occur. Initially, because of the discomforts of change, as human being, we feel disrupted, and our minds feel a sense of interruption from what we are accustomed to. But when you get right down…

Leo Gilling

Social Broadcaster, Writer, Philanthropist, Journalist, and Entrepeneneur

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