Lived experience makes each of us who we are. Stories of discrimination often need to be astronomical to get recognition. However, it's the everyday forms that impact us the most. Through sharing our story, we can allow others to recognize when a microaggression is happening so they can act as our allies. As an organization, when we enable individuals to tell their own stories and have their voices recognized, we make an impact.
As an Indigenous student in Conflict studies and Human rights, and Indigenous studies, Maya is constantly discovering the impacts that unjust systems have on each individual and community.
Ally Squared acknowledges the layered reality of what being an ally means. One of the biggest elements of allyship is held in actively listening to the stories and experiences of others.
This is why we want to hear from you. Lived experience makes each of us who we are. Through sharing your story, you can enable others to recognize when a microaggression is happening to them and others around them. You can also build allyship. As an organization, when we enable individuals to tell their own stories and have their voices recognized, we can create real change.
For the writers of these stories, we hope to create a space for an emotional outlet and a platform to share their view of allyship. For readers of these stories, we hope to allow moments of reflection and awareness that you are not alone in your experiences.