We wanted to start a conversation about Caribbean people, about West Indian people, about our contemporary experiences; about the variegation and the connections that “thread archipelagos”, ranging through race & identity to culture, mental health to constructs of beauty and more. There’s no one, easy answer to what it means to be a West Indian, a Caribbean person — or any one way in which that identity shapes the person holding it dear to them.
These posts are a sampling from across that spectrum:
Who Am I?, by Luis Vasquez La Roche
Black Power’s Inheritance, by Mariamma Kambon
Brown Gurl Envy, by Linisa aka Awkward Adult
Continental, Colonial or Creole, by David
Milk in its coffee, by derevolushunwidin
Untitled, by Kim
Being the Fat Friend, by Linisa aka Awkward Adult
Call me crazy, by pieces2peace
Artwork, by Tanya Marie Williams
Thanks for the interwebs link love from:
The hosts at Lati-Negros
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The title of this blog carnival comes from George Lamming’s seminal novel, In the Castle of my Skin.