Our Mosaic Lives

is creating portraits, poems & articles about Black Canadian Women & Girls




per month


Choosing to celebrate and validate her life experiences by taking a personal journey, Michèle Newton’s Our Mosaic Lives project explores her relationship to black history, black women and girls from a personal growth perspective she calls “Back to Black”. Seeking out and interviewing black Canadian women from varied backgrounds and experiences, Michèle connected over coffee and emails, and learned about their life experiences, perspectives and views.

These amazing and inspirational women had different ideas and opinions about what black history means to them and its importance. They shared heartfelt advice for young girls and women looking to the future. Their moving reflections on growing up black in Canada and of role models who influenced them, resonated deeply with Michèle, who captured their photos and their essence and blogged about it through Our Mosaic Lives. In 2019, Our Mosaic Lives will continue and expand to include black Canadian girls.

Your support will allow Our Mosaic Lives creator, Michèle Newton, to continue to grow and develop this platform for black voices. 
$0 of $400 per month
When I reach $400 per month, I'll be in a position to develop a new Our Mosaic Lives intergenerational series connecting young black girls with black women through "meet and greet" style interviews generating photographs with accompanying experience statements. The series will be posted to the Our Mosaic Lives blog and social media channels. 
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