‘Hey, Can I Call You Quick?’

Navigating the Academic Swells as Young Indigenous Women

in Girlhood Studies

We are two sisters of three, born on the same day, exactly eight years apart. We are also both proud Indigenous sisters of Algonquin, Métis, Huron, and Scottish ancestry. A Cayuga Elder and seer told us that our spirits are in fact twins, and that the eight years between us—symbolized by the figure 8—represents our continuing and unending connection.