• In recognition of the winning entries by eight Middle and Senior School Female Students who entered the BPS Short Essay Contest in Honour of International Women’s Day 2019, Bermuda Real will feature each of the winning submissions, with the essay by Bermuda Institute Student Marley Brown – Grade 6 

What Does Female Empowerment Mean to Me?

Female empowerment is women who are strong, and who inspire others – my mom, teacher, and Oprah.
When I think of Empowerment, I think of a quote by Oprah Winfrey, it states: “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” This quote made me think of my teacher and how she taught us to not be afraid to ask questions. Our class created a reading cafe by having the courage to ask the community for assistance. We received donations needed for our cafe to be a success.
My mother inspires me because she was the first female black Bermudian to become a qualified florist.
Women continue to prove that balance is be*er. Woman have different thought patterns, and different skills that make the world a be*er place. I am reminded by the
quote by Ayanna Howard: “Women have a unique power of being able to look at the world’s problems and discover solutions that transform lives and make the world a
better place.”
And, that’s the reason it’s a better and safer world because female police officers view issues differently and provide answers.
By Marley Brown
  • The eight Female Student #IWD2019 Short Essay Contest Winners Recognised were: Aaliyah Lee – The Berkeley Institute, Amirh Wade – The Berkeley Institute, Emilia Stowe – The Berkeley Institute (not pictured), Alexis Lodge – Bermuda High School, McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett – Warwick Academy (not pictured), Katarina Rance – Bermuda High School (not pictured), Kimora Waddell-Smith – Clearwater Middle School, Marley Brown – Bermuda Institute
  • There were 6 senior school winners (from The Berkeley Institute, Bermuda High School & Warwick Academy) and 2 middle school winners (from Clearwater Middle School & Bermuda Institute)
  • The young ladies met Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley and were given a behind the scenes look at the operation of the Bermuda Police Service by four women in positions of leadership within the organisation – Superintendent Na’imah Astwood, Inspector Tracy Burgess, Detective Inspector Derricka Burns & Detective Inspector Karema Flood
  • BPS thanks all students that entered – their essays showed great insight and a commitment to #BalanceforBetter!