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me did get lock outta me tumblr (doan ask) but see me yah
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Often when we think about “the body” we tend to overlook the function of the mouth, larynx and the lungs in the production of speech. I would like us to think about the ‘voice’ not as a metaphor, but as an actual part of the body. Likewise, the physicality of the ears are neglected in the act of listening.
In this piece, Carla Moore highlights the interaction between speaking and listening in her discussion of Jamaican accents and patois, especially in the Global North.
Carla is a Jamaican girl from the countryside with five brothers and a big mouth. She has a BA Media & Communications from the University of the West Indies (Mona) and is finishing up an MA Gender Studies at Queen’s.
On any given day Carla can be found thinking about Jamaica; HIV awareness, coloniality (aka babylon system); blackness; quareness; the lingering inequality of women and girls; the over-representation of white middle class men; and the continuing struggle of Caribbean and other Global South nations to free themselves from old and new world powers.
She’s also a blogger, vlogger poet, writer, actress, party-planner, communicator, and under all those many boxes, trying to be a fairly decent human.
Catch her at mooretalkja.wordpress.com, Vlogging on her Youtube countryfromlongtimeand follow her on Twitter @mooremayhem.