a hot ass mess, a revamp
Welcome to Digestable, your mouthful of things happening in the world.
Digestable has seen me through several evolutions of themes and writings. I started experimenting with an advice column and quickly shifted to reading and interpreting collective Tarot cards. While I have loved both themes, and appreciate the fact that they got me to actually sit and write, I have realized that my brain is too all over the place to stick to one theme. You see, the excitement and downfall of having an ADHD brain is that I need variation and ~shiny new things~ to get motivated about something. I have a very curious brain, I also have a brain that is very hard to pin down. If you don’t know much about ADHD, I’ll give you this brief synopsis — I have trouble regulating my attention and focus. Yes, I can focus, but let me tell you, I am constantly focusing on the “wrong” thing. We live in a world where neurodivergency makes it very difficult to fit into societal boxes of what a “productive” person is or should be. My ADHD is both my strength and hinderance in this productivity leaning world. I want to take this column and highlight the strengths. I want you to come on a curious, fun, and creative journey with me. That is why I am titling this new…flexible…spontaneous column in Digestable…drum roll pleaseeee…..What in the ADHD with Caro! What should you expect? Everything from my photography, to research and essays into subjects that catch my attention, to tarot, videos, graphics, literally anything this brain gets hyper focused on.
First order of business, these random pictures I’ve taken recently in my trips around Colombia. Ok, random is doing them a disservice. These photos were taken on several trips around the department of Antioquia (in Colombia departments are basically the equivalent of states). These photos cover Santa Fe de Antioquia – a little colonial town about an hour and a half bus ride out of Medellin nestled on the Cauca River, Alejandria – a small but rowdy little town split up by the Río San Lorenzo and also the home of my childhood friend’s parents, and finally Aldea Doradal – also known as the “Santorini of Colombia” because of its, well, similarities to Santorini in Greece and its white and blue with floral architectural staples.
I hope you enjoy the shift in content, and thank you for your graciousness as I find my groove in this neurotypical world.
Brought to you by the superb Latifah Azlan.
On this auspicious Friday, I present to you, out of order, a bullet point of all the ways that Prince William and Kate Middleton's tour of the Caribbean has been a hot ass mf-in mess.
This arrival and... photo op (?)
Prime Minister Andrew Holness letting William and Kate know that Jamaica will be breaking away from the British monarchy and rejecting Queen Elizabeth as its head of state.
Jamaican Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna snubbing Kate at an event and writing a guest column for The Guardian afterwards spilling all the tea about what the British Royal Family represents (hint: colonization, exploitation, plunder... you know the deal) and calling for reparations.
This event on the Cambridges' last day in Jamaica harkening back to Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Phillip's 1953 visit to the island state, complete with Kate cosplaying the Queen down to the lace dress and Range Rover they rode in on. Really reading the room on national sentiment here, besties.
Of course, all of this has been Meghan Markle's fault for... being half-Black and marrying into the family, essentially. That's literally what all the arguments of the blame-Meghan-for-everything! crowd boils down to. The Sussexes haven't been working members of the royal family for over a year now and have been quietly living their lives in California but the underbaked Cornish pasties writing royal commentary across the pond are still dragging Meghan's name into their tired columns. So of course this disaster is her fault too. Not William and Kate's for being utterly unremarkable and not having done their homework at all prior to visiting these countries.
And here's the kicker: the bulk of the expenses from this tour of the Caribbean are picked up by the countries being visited. Basically, the whole system continues to be a scam. But I guess Jamaica got to publicly fire the Cambridges and their family so there's some return on investment there. Oh to be a fly on the melting walls of Kensington Palace when the debrief of this mess of a tour happens!