Monday 23 September, 2019

Nia Jervier flexes her Trini on Netflix's 'Dear White People'

Actress Nia Jervier has had all Trini Dear White People fans shook since she dropped some local parlance during a scene of the critically acclaimed series. 

Her character, Kelsey, referenced her Trini heritage several times throughout the show. It was during one particular scene, however, we got a true of island upbringing when she was questioned about a home remedy that she gave her roommate to drink.

Switching her accent from preppy student to Trini in the blink of an eye, Kelsey explained to her roommate that the concoction was a traditional Caribbean drink meant to cure nausea and gas. Against the backdrop of the scene's sombre moment, Trinis everywhere connected with Kelsey as we all grew up with the notion that a good bush tea is a cure-all for everything. 

 

Even with just a few appearances, her character has become a beacon of representation as a Trini and a lesbian on the series. Many praised her and the writers for using an authentic accent. 

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Jervier previously co-starred in the film version of the series in 2014 and also co-starred Step Sisters which also came out on Netflix earlier this year. 

Dear White People is currently streaming on Netflix. 

 

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