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Twin ON TikTok

My name is Zoë Lowden-Blaber and I stayed on TikTok even though I agree with my twin sister, Skye, that it’s toxic.

At my peak, I had nearly 600K followers and 27M likes. But now it’s dropped to 17M.

I tell overseas people I live in Barbados but I’m from Trinidad. Then they tell me, “You don’t sound either Bajan or Trini.” I think it’s because of all the diverse accents I grew up with: Mum’s British; Dad’s Trini; grandparents are Guyanese! So it all kinda mixes in.

I’ve spent most of my 18 years in Barbados but I still feel Trinidadian because most of my family is there. My Trini accent usually comes back when I’m speaking to Trinis.

In Trinidad, we were staying with my dad’s mother. And, after my parents’ divorce, she didn’t really want us anymore. So we stayed with our Granny June. Then my mum met my stepdad Craig, so we moved to Barbados, where he lived.

It was odd going to St Winifred’s primary school because, in Trinidad primary school, everybody was friends. They didn’t have cliques. I would go over to these girls and they would just ignore me. I was seven!

My twin sister is Skye and my half-brother is Elliot Reid. My mom is Jules Raven-Reid.

I’ve had my dog Buddy since I was 13, when I started getting, like, really into life. He’s been my best friend since. Every time I was sad, I would hug him. He’s the one thing that’s always been there, Buddy. I love that dog more than life itself.

My mum had told us we could get anything we wanted if we passed the 11-Plus. My sister said, “A laptop!” Me, being the smarter twin, knew they’d have to invest in a laptop for secondary school! I got into the St Michael School, went to the Ark animal sanctuary and picked out Buddy.


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Twin ON TikTok

My name is Zoë Lowden-Blaber and I stayed on TikTok even though I agree with my twin sister, Skye, that it’s toxic.

At my peak, I had nearly 600K followers and 27M likes. But now it’s dropped to 17M.

I tell overseas people I live in Barbados but I’m from Trinidad. Then they tell me, “You don’t sound either Bajan or Trini.” I think it’s because of all the diverse accents I grew up with: Mum’s British; Dad’s Trini; grandparents are Guyanese! So it all kinda mixes in.

I’ve spent most of my 18 years in Barbados but I still feel Trinidadian because most of my family is there. My Trini accent usually comes back when I’m speaking to Trinis.

In Trinidad, we were staying with my dad’s mother. And, after my parents’ divorce, she didn’t really want us anymore. So we stayed with our Granny June. Then my mum met my stepdad Craig, so we moved to Barbados, where he lived.

It was odd going to St Winifred’s primary school because, in Trinidad primary school, everybody was friends. They didn’t have cliques. I would go over to these girls and they would just ignore me. I was seven!

My twin sister is Skye and my half-brother is Elliot Reid. My mom is Jules Raven-Reid.

I’ve had my dog Buddy since I was 13, when I started getting, like, really into life. He’s been my best friend since. Every time I was sad, I would hug him. He’s the one thing that’s always been there, Buddy. I love that dog more than life itself.

My mum had told us we could get anything we wanted if we passed the 11-Plus. My sister said, “A laptop!” Me, being the smarter twin, knew they’d have to invest in a laptop for secondary school! I got into the St Michael School, went to the Ark animal sanctuary and picked out Buddy.


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