As part of the initial approach to my honours project by looking into the relationships among my grandmother, mother and myself, I interviewed and documented the stories from our childhoods by posing a series of questions to each of us. These questions break down various aspects of our childhood experiences - ranging from school life, home life to what we each wanted most as children.
The flag-fold book, When I Was Your Age, tells of each woman's story in a non-linear way by the use of coloured threads to draw connections from one person's story to another. Each string represents a different topic - educational opportunities, food & nutrition, arts & crafts, etc. For example, my grandmother had always wanted to eat fresh fish as a child, but her family could not afford it. But in my childhood, I always had whole fish on the table every night for dinner.