What inspired me to take the photos was just the timing. I had the feeling in my heart that now was the right time to speak up and taking photos was what came to mind to acknowledge the subject. It is important to have more conversations about MMIWG in mainstream media because it is a way to let people know we aren’t going anywhere and push the government to stop letting this happen and start looking into the cases.
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.