Editor-in-Chief, Founder and Publisher
As a media studies major, Sharine has always had a critical eye of how narratives were being told. She realized early in her professional writing career that the discourse surrounding Jamaica's cultural production was hardly ever talked about by Jamaicans. She created BASHY as a response and aims to shift conversations on and about Jamaica, back into the hands of Jamaicans on the island and in the diaspora.
Essentially, she's the quintessential gyal next door.
Sajae is a writer, digital producer & all around creative who uses multi-disciplinary storytelling to discuss music, womanhood, and notions of cultural identity. She co-founded the podcast GYALCAST and served as a host for two years before switching gears to start her own music-focused show FREE GOODS.
Regional Editor (JA)
Kaymara Barrett is a trained archaeologist and economist who retains a passion for all things literary. With over 5 years experience as a educator, Kaymara has worked as a language teacher with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme as well as the Latin American Caribbean Centre at the University of the West Indies. You can catch her any given Saturday roaming bookstores and coffee shops looking for the prefect reading spot. Her interests include boosting diverse literary voices, cinema arts, mental health awareness, and taking down capitalism.
Regional Editor (US)
A recent graduate with distinction of Duke University, Alexandria is a proud Black Jamaican-American empress based in the States, but is a country gyal at heart. She is an avid writer and music lover whose major works often focus on the intersections of Black womanhood, feminism, reggae and dancehall. While studying History and African & African American Studies, she presented her research at the University of the West Indies at Mona and won Duke’s WomC Global Impact Award in 2017.
22-year old, Toronto-based, Jamaican-Canadian bad gyal.
Brandon Brown is a young Jamaican from the suburbs of Brampton, Ontario. With a keen eye for creative arts and Toronto's emerging film industry, Brandon seeks to find black creatives that resemble the community of diasporic Caribbean Canadians and give them a voice through his own text.
Shenae Curry Craig
New York Editor
Shenae Curry Craig is an accomplished media correspondent and independent planner who has successfully built a name for herself. Shenae creates and manages digital content to build relationships for organizations and individuals. Following her dreams of being a TV personality, Shenae has created a lane for herself as the creator and host of her web series Best Tweet Ever, a social media spin off of VH1’s Best Week Ever. Past positions held include: Editorial Contributor at The Source Magazine, Media Correspondent at Hot New Hip Hop, brand ambassador for Bad Boy Entertainment and Afropunk and Founder/Host of The In-House: Event and Showcase Series.You can catch Shenae at her monthly themed happy hour series On The Rocks, that help bridge a diverse group of people in entertainment and media all across New York City.
Regional Editor (UK)
Elete is a student of Spanish and Arabic; she enjoys reading and writing about the theatre, literature, feminism and black girl magic. Born and realised in London but often travelling elsewhere, Elete endeavours to foster and thrive in spaces for other women of colour through activism, creation and discussion.
Jovion Curtis lives in the clouds of his imagination. He lives to create and creates to live. He is always the one to make everyone around him laugh and takes pride in doing so.
Natalie Blake is a digital creator and photographer of Jamaican and Bajan descent. She creates predominantly with the use of Illustrator; and is continually motivated by creating positive representations of black people in art, media and life. Natalie has had work showcased at Pan Am Path, Freedom Fridayz, YD (Youth day) Toronto,The University of Toronto Mississauga Art Showcase and many more. She is currently enrolled at Humber for Bachelor of Creative Advertising and plans to graduate in 2021.