For too long, the Guyanese woman’s stories have gone largely untold.
Names like Grace Nichols, Mahadai Das, Janet Jagan, Magda Pollard and many more echo across our nation’s and our region’s history. These women created our literary culture, ploughed rice fields, drove the village movement and fought beside their male counterparts to free us from the evils of European Colonialism.
And how has history thanked them? While many stories have been written and many more passed down by way of our rich Creole oral tradition, too many stories are still untold and – perhaps, most terrifying of all – many more have died a natural and permanent death. We have allowed part of the history of the Guyanese – the Caribbean – woman to die.
The Inspire Inc. family, which publishes Lady and other magazines, recognized an urgent need to not just record the history of our women but to investigate her identity and provide an avenue for the expression of that identity. We believe that history, identity and expression are necessary for the empowerment of women.
Lady is published bi-annually and distributed free of cost to empower Guyanese women and to celebrate the life and works of those who have, in some special way, shaped our country and our lives.