Experiencing the Jamaican Stereotype

As I’ve found myself in an increasing number of social environments over the years, one thing that never goes away is the Jamaican stereotype. I’m not talking about asking where I’m from, we’ve already addressed that in a previous post, but the constant imitation of a Jamaican Caribbean person. This particular stereotype focusses on the […]

Photo Friday #1: Maho Beach

It’s time for our very first ‘Photo Friday’, where I do my best to bring you one photo that reflects a great personal experience that I’d recommend to all. Every now and again, on Fridays I’ll share with you somewhere you may not have been or something you may not have done before, focussing on […]

The Perception of Traits

Being mixed raced, it goes without saying that I share traits from both my white & black relatives, and it’s common place for everything about me to be classified as one or the other, but never both. This has it’s advantages sometimes, and I find myself having conversations with all sorts of people from all […]

Jamaica = the Caribbean.

To kick off this project, it only makes sense to start with the most common misconception that all people with Caribbean background face. “What part of Jamaica are you from?” “I’ve been to Jamaica, it’s lovely isn’t it?” “When did you move [to the UK]?” “Why would you leave the Caribbean?” For good measure Antigua, […]