Dorothy Dixon Williams

“Moms and daughters have tumultuous relationships and ours is no different. That does not stop me from admiring her resilience and her ability to make people feel seen is unparalled. She is the 2nd in line matriarch in our extended family and her faith holds our family together.” – Brittany Williams, Nominator


Dorothy was born in Bradford, England and immigrated to Montreal when she was 5. She is an Office Agent at a High School and, frankly, the place would fall apart with her! She is a talented singer and she loves to knit. She is also a committed member of her Church community and a devout Christian. Her faith is very important to her.

Dorothy was nominated by her daughter, 26 year old Brittany Dixon Williams, a law student from Montreal who enjoys reading and TV. Family is of utmost importance to Brittany. Music means the world to Brittany. Brittany nominated Dorothy because..

 

“Dorothy is my Mom. Moms and daughters have tumultuous relationships and ours is no different. That does not stop me from admiring her resilience and her ability to make people feel seen is unparalleled She is the 2nd in line matriarch in our extended family and her faith holds our family together. Women are our backbones, our supports, our lifelines, and our saviours. Without women, we cease to exist. Celebrating them is celebrating life and the reasons we continue to thrive.”-Brittany Dixon Williams 

“It’s hard to describe but if I had a crown they (my 3 kids) would be my jewels.”-Dorothy Dixon Williams 

Aquil Virani on why he chose to CelebrateHer: Dorothy grew up in the “cradle of the church.” She doesn’t like small talk, likely because she values her time and the time of others enough to “go deep or go home.” She has a welcoming warmth about her that puts you at ease and makes you feel seen. She’s a pillar in her community. Her portrait’s background highlights the role that faith plays in her life and how music often serves as the medium to express that devotion; the musical concert – with the lyrics as the centrepiece – represent the blurring of the religious and the everyday, of the personal and the political.