The Maytriarchy is a space for first- and second-generation, female-identifying/non-binary people of colour to tell their stories about coming of age in Canada. It is a place to build community by allowing people to share their own narratives as they move forward and navigate the in-between spaces of complex cultural identities.
“As a teen, I was so much more free in my decision making and much more open to social engagements with excitement to meet new people. I still have that within, but it's not without a slight worry, skepticism or analyzing.”
“I feel like existing as myself is an audacious act because a black woman isn't supposed to be ambitious and a black woman isn't supposed to be successful. I'm going to be characterized as an angry, black woman no matter what I say. I might as well say what I feel and what I think.”
“My parents and I share few conversations where the intergenerational, cultural and emotional dissonances of our lives unfurl. I don't need words to know and feel my parents unabiding love and pride for me. However, when words do slip out they are meaningful.”