Ode to the Aunty Dem
Decades of indentured labor paid it’s impact on the values Indo-Caribbean place on their communities. Fear of leaving this box and comfort of domesticity is an issue we are learning to combat together.
As people have migrated over to new lands, we pay homage to the “aunties” who through these domestic roles laid the groundwork needed for us to pursue bigger dreams. The image below is styled using pieces we would typically see worn by our aunties and the playing of dominoes signifies a shift in the normal narrative of it being something men play with their friends out on the street. This spot in front of Sybil’s in an iconic symbol of the beginning of Richmond Hill, a neighborhood where Indo-Caribbeans have made new roots in.