Written By:

Current Rock of Residence:

Montserrat

Island Girl Since:

2011

Originally Hails From:

Nutgrove, Antigua

Clay’s story may be a bit different than some of the other island girls here. She started on an island, left the island, and ended up back on an island. She was born on the island of Antigua, to be exact. However, Clay spent the majority of her life in New York. Fulfilling a strong desire to connect with her roots, she moved back to Antigua in 2011. She spent six years there before she moved to the tiny island of Montserrat in 2017, where she currently resides. Clay became a published author of a YA novel, Life As Josephine, in 2017. However, based on the reviews, it is also thoroughly enjoyed by adult readers. Her life’s calling is to empower women and she considers herself a motivator. Though island living can be hard and frustrating, some of her major accomplishments have occurred over the last several years since she has been back in the Caribbean. She also blogs regularly on her personal site and on Life as Josephine.

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