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We’ve worked closely with over 250 women from diverse backgrounds to develop Maya Cares, our humble attempt to address the complex problem of racism. Maya is a made-for-purpose chatbot drawing on a resource library that provides culturally appropriate support, whether you’re looking for resources to learn about racism or seeking out culturally appropriate counsellors. With the Maya, you can confidentially report your experiences for advocacy and engage in exercises for emotional processing.
Reach out to Maya and get support against racism
Combating the harmful impact of racism. Chat to Maya:
talk through your experience
report incidences of racism
Emotional processing exercises, co-created with mental health professionals
Move through a body scanning exercise to reflect, process and unpack your emotional state, guided by Maya, our non-judgmental, supportive chatbot.
Report Racism Incidents with Maya
Make a private and confidential report of your racism incident through Maya.
We ensure that you stay anonymous in your individual report. We collect meta data which is used for advocacy with policy makers, institutions and media to show the reality of racism.
Voices from the community
Speaking to Maya supports you by giving you a safe and understanding space
Journeys to Healing
Explore our resource library for learning, emotional healing and empowerment. Discover inspiring stories, art, articles, podcast and many more valuable resources to confront racism, no matter where you are in your journey.
Voices from the community
Maya Cares resources supports you with next steps
Questions & Answers
Maya is a made-for-purpose chatbot and your digital companion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait, Black and Women of Colour in Australia.
Maya supports our community on their self-empowerment journey to mitigate the negative impact of racism on mental health and well-being by accessing tailored support through our resource library and chatting to Maya. Through Maya you can can report racism and guide you through exercises for emotional processing and share stories with you.
Currently, the Maya Cares reporting is only available in English. We hope to expand our language offering over time.
The Australian Government has help available for Non-English speakers. Please see Translating and Interpreting Services: https://www.tisnational.gov.au/
Your data is private, anonymous and secure. Your report will remain anonymous, and treated with care under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).
Many cases of racism are not reported, making it seem less common or less severe than it really is. By sharing your story, you are helping to show that racism is real – and that it affects real people.
Personal stories like yours challenge stereotypes, evoke empathy, and drive change. They inspire action and solidarity, empowering others to support anti-racism efforts. These stories raise awareness about discrimination’s deep impact and help dismantle institutional racism.
Your report will inform our larger research to challenge anti-racism policies as they will be shared to organisations and media.
To learn more about how lack of reporting can diminish the visibility of racism, see references like this research from Deakin University or this article from The Conversation.
Community dialogue is important to us. Share your thoughts on our contact page here or you can give feedback in our survey in this link.
We’ve worked hard to collaborate with the community on Maya Cares, this is an exciting step towards trying to combat the beast that is racism. We are excited to hear from the community how we could keep improving it so that it can serve as many people as possible.