Irish-Peruvian Londoner, writer, reviewer and champion of mental/sexual health education for young people.
‘Okay, everybody stand up.’
They’re confused at first, unsure they’ve understood me correctly.
‘What? What did she say?’
‘Stand up. Everybody.’
My favourite word in Creole so far is matado, which comes from the Spanish matador (bullfighter), meaning ‘a strong woman, a woman who won’t take any shit, a woman whom no one fucks with’. I tried out my rudimentary Creole scratchings on a twinkly…