Taking these photos has made me feel conflicted. It makes me sad that MMIWG is something that continues to happen to our sisters where the families don’t receive justice and it is never talked about in the media. Yet, at the same time, I am grateful that I can speak for the ones who have been silenced for so long and I believe they know that I am advocating for and honouring them.
Meral Jamal (she/her) was born and raised in a family of 20 in Dubai, UAE. She is a journalism and history student at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON, and the newsletter editor and editorial assistant with LiisBeth. You can find her sharing her favourite books and movies on Twitter and Instagram.