New York Blog Features This Bahamian Gyal

By Rogan Smith |
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Rogan Smith aka This Bahamian Gyal with conch shell

A New York-based blog that highlights the stories of Caribbean people has profiled This Bahamian Gyal in its latest post.

The Millennial Jamaican, which is run by Jamaican-born blogger, Suzanna Markland, was created to change the narrative about Caribbean people, particularly those living in the United States.

I’m about to relocate to the US, so the article came at the right time, as I’m sure that I will be experiencing a lot of the things Suzanna discusses in her blog, particularly stereotypes about Caribbean people. Lord knows, I already experienced them when I went to school in Georgia.

A few weeks ago, Suzanna reached out over Instagram to ask if she could profile me. I was beyond happy to do so because I love sharing my story, especially with my fellow Caribbean people.

What I appreciated about the interview is that she didn’t ask me typical questions. She really forced me to think back on my life, which I truly appreciated.

In the interview, I talked about my life growing up in The Bahamas, my experiences in the US and I also shared stories on some of the iconic Bahamians that I think the world needs to know.

You can read the interview for yourself right here.

Happy reading!

XOXO,

Ro

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