In this thinkpiece, Rita Blumenstein reflects on being brought up by two Indigenous women, her mother and grandmother, both of whom  guided her to become the woman she is today. She emphasises how Indigenous femininity understands knowledge and power to be communally held, which goes beyond a Western standard of leadership, respect and power. She calls on an intersectional solidarity and how Indigenous, black, trans and female lives must remain at the forefront of the movement. Photo credit: Associated Press