Over the course of two years, Women Warriors has welcomed Lakeland College students in our program. One student, Linda participated in Women Warriors for the full length of her degree starting November 2015 ending April 2017. Intially, Linda was shy and when I approached her about doing a Woman Warrior Wednesday profile she said no. As I learned more about her, a single mom with four children that left her reserve of Loon Lake to pursue her education, the more I was inspired by her perseverance.
Last week I was scheduled to be interviewed by Metis podcaster, Darcy Robinson, host of the Jig is Up. He sent me an interview question that set off a wave of emotions and deep thoughts on my identity as an Indigenous adoptee. We had to reschedule the interview due to his work obligations, but I’m looking forward to sharing some of my insights with him.