Humans of Saint Lucia in New York.
“I graduated as a medical assistant in June and work as a health aid in a very diverse community. One of my patients is an older Saint Lucian lady who spoke creole to me when she found out that I am Saint Lucian. But unfortunately, I could not have communicated with her. She then went on to tell me that ‘you are from Saint Lucia yet you can’t speak creole’. I felt so bad.”
“I really regret not learning to speak creole properly. When I try to speak creole, I make such a mess with the language that my friends laugh at me. If I could have done it all over, I would surely learn to speak creole fluently. I am now making a desperate attempt to learn creole. I have accepted that creole connects us as a community in the U.S and truly makes us Saint Lucian.”