Auntie Lens

This series of videos is part of the Born in Power exhibition, inviting ‘Aunties’ – inspiring women from the local Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities – to speak about their work, what they do for community care taking, the organizations they believe in and work with, and the importance and necessity for anti-racism, BIPOC solidarity, resistance, and resiliency.

What is meant to be an ‘auntie’? In the literal and figurative sense, aunties take care for their families, friends and community in many ways. The Auntie Lens talks invites aunties from the community to bring forth their stories, their experiences, actions and care. They represent many handles and intersectional identities; artists, filmmakers, directors, advocates, athletes, activists, poets and curators. This series of videos invites aunties, inspiring womxn from the local Black, Indigenous and People of Colour to speak about their work, what they do for community care taking, the organizations they believe in and work with and the necessity for solidarity, resistance and resiliency.

We invite you to watch these inspiring interviews, spoken word pieces, statements, short stories, poetry, expressions, and interviews as a complement to the exhibition, which is on view now at the WAG.

Watch the YouTube Playlist: Auntie Lens

Thank you for your time and wisdom: Jenny Western, Titi Tijani, Allison Yearwood, Tani Miki, Maggie Yeboah, Tasha Spillet-Sumner, Chim Undi, Karina Cardona, Tayo Balola, Karen Sharma, and Erica Daniels


Allison Yearwood Allison Yearwood Jenny Western Jenny Western Maggie Yeboah Maggie Yeboah Tasha Spillett Tasha Spillett Titi Tijani Titi Tijani Chimwemwe Undi Chimwemwe Undi Karen Sharma Karen Sharma Tani Miki Tani Miki Tayo Babalola Tayo Babalola Jeannie Whitebird Jeannie Whitebird Karina Cardona Claros Karina Cardona Claros Erica Daniels Erica Daniels

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