This semester I decided to learn more about the matriarchal side of my family history. I read many documents, hand written letters, and listened to stories that have been passed down. One thing is for sure these women are kind, intelligent, worriers, and have a servants heart, but they not passive women. I am lucky enough to still live where my family first started. So I went back to places where my family had once existed. Being in this places I found that I had a nature bond with them that I was not anticipating. Using photography as a way to document my investigations. I tried to find my own bit of wisdom that these women might have left me. In hopes that I will find my role in this long lineage of non-passive women.