Writing which reveals the truth of Indigenous motherhood: it is the ultimate weapon in destroying colonialism through the tenderness, and wildness, of Indigenous truth and love.
This is the most personal blog post I have ever written. It shares my experiences of losing my mother while becoming a mother. It shares my experiences of grief, postpartum depression, the mixture of both, the insanities I felt, and most importantly, the love I held onto despite it all. It was during two transformative … Continue reading Losing My Mother while Becoming a Mother: Grief and Motherhood
My mother’s resistance, is my resistance. My nokamis’ resistance, is my resistance. My daughter’s resistance, is my resistance. And that is what will keep me going, every single day that I live, as an Indigenous mother. Because if my mother survived in the struggle, and my mother’s mothers survived in the struggle, why would I … Continue reading The Realities of Indigenous Motherhood
I used to say I lived in two worlds as an Indigenous person. The indigenous world and the white world. Until my partner challenged that notion. And I began to think differently. To say that that we live in “two worlds” is to downplay the reality that we are simply putting more energy into living … Continue reading “Walking in Two Worlds” Can Be Seen as a Colonial Idea
We all do it. Us as Indigenous peoples. We crack jokes about our trauma. We share stories that make us laugh about our impoverished childhoods. “Remember when mom used to get rank mad and would throw dishes if we weren’t listening?” “Remember that time our friends came over and looked in the cupboards and asked … Continue reading Colonial Humour about Indigenous Peoples is not “Indian” Humour