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Carry On Friends was created in 2013 with the goal of showcasing and highlighting the perspectives, stories and experiences of Caribbean Americans because their views and experiences are underrepresented on the web.

The Platform

With a foot in both cultures, today Carry On Friends is an award-winning platform for Caribbean Americans. It is where the unique reality of being a Caribbean American is explored and celebrated.

The Podcast was started in 2015 and has grown into a popular show which has been featured in Apple Podcasts and has the distinction of being the only show that specifically targets the Caribbean American audience.

After over 6 years, Carry On Friends The Caribbean Podcast has the distinction of being one of the first and longest running podcast specifically created for the Caribbean audience.

To understand and learn more about why this platform exists and why we do what we do, listen to the TrailerAmerican Born Caribbean Raised and “Unapologetically Caribbean American and Why It Matters.”

About Kerry-Ann

Hi! I am Kerry-Ann founder of Carry On Friends! I was born in Jamaica and moved to Brooklyn, NYC as a teenager.

My story, like your story isn’t singular or linear. I can’t pinpoint a story because there are many stories, developing over the years, that have intertwined and led me to why I started Carry On Friends. But I know this for sure – the one constant since I was a little girl – I am passionate about helping people succeed by being their best and put their best ideas to use.

Community is important to me and so I want to make sure the work I do will help others have a positive impact on their immediate communities, the diaspora, the Caribbean region and the world.

Since starting Carry On Friends, I have been a speaker at Podcast Movement, Haiti Tech Summit, Caribbean Digital Divas on a variety of topics including podcast, career, entrepreneurship and Caribbean culture.

For more “fun” or “random” things, check out the podcast and video version of 30 Things About Me.

To work with me or see the projects that I am working on visit my personal site kerryannreidbrown.com

What’s with the name?

Why "Carry On Friends"

Since Carry On is a reference to “take with you, to continue to live, work, have fun or whatever you’re doing”. When you add “Friends” it refers to a way of life, a support system that understands the duality of the Caribbean American Experience.