“I LOVE our people! We are so vibrant and colourful with the things we say and do. The way we laugh with our whole bodies, the full volume of our voices and either the nearest piece of furniture or person being slapped in jest. It’s the way you can recognize another islanders SLIGHT accent while being out of the Caribbean and immediately slip right back into your colloquial dialect while chatting. It’s the way you can be thousands of miles away from home and someone can stop you on the train and say “Excuse me, are you from Grenada? …From Fontenoy? …Ms. Bain’s daughter?” To which all the answers are yes while being utterly stunned by how you can’t hide from your people.
The best part of the Caribbean community is that we really are the truest form of a community.
Author: Jennifer Wilder
Jennifer Aria Wilder-Boynes is a passionate, heart-centered illustrator supplying art, fashion and decor around the world. Her original designs are saturated in influence from travel, culture, and well-being.
Jennifer concentrated on contributing to a global understanding and appreciation of Caribbean culture, traditions, lifestyle, and identities and how that extends to Africa. At Her Leisure celebrates the entire Caribbean region and its Diaspora. At Her Leisure brings Afro- Caribbean culture to diverse audiences both on and offline in addition to keeping the Diaspora connected with their cultural heritage.
Developed in the U.S. and designed from inspiration around the world. For life, travel and leisure through love, travel and wander!