For many Black caregivers, feelings of isolation are often felt in two major respects; first as a Black person due to systemic racism which ensures their exclusion from society, and as a caregiver due to society’s lack of understanding of their daily responsibilities. In Nova Scotia, one woman shares her experience of feeling isolated from her community while growing up as the primary interpreter for her mother who was born deaf. Another woman in Ontario shares the choices she had to make, in the form of sacrifices, when she became her brother’s primary caregiver after losing both her parents. In both cases, these experiences have resulted in feelings of isolation from their immediate and broader community, which makes complicates their roles as caregivers to their loved ones.

Produced by Kigaana Productions