Makeda Silvera was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and spent her early years there before immigrating to Canada in 1967. Now living in Toronto, she is co-founder of Sister Vision: Black Women and Women of Colour Press, where she is the managing editor. Her previous publications include Silenced, an acclaimed collection of oral histories of Caribbean domestic workers in Canada; Growing Up Black, a resource guide for youth, and Remembering G And Other Stories, her first book of fiction. She is also the editor of Piece of My Heart, a ground-breaking anthology of writings by lesbians of colour.
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