The life of women in my family flows in a linear way: childhood, youth, marriage, a baby and a family. Subsequent generations follow the same program. It’s almost as if a matryoshka doll opened up to reveal her copies. A woman is a structure coming out from an almost identical structure whose goal is to give birth to another layer of the matryoshka doll. Someday I’ll become the next layer of the doll’s shell. What if I’m empty inside? Matrilineal is an attempt to make sense of the experience of generations of women whose individual lives becomes invisible. In my project I create a parallel world in which I accept the imposed roles while retaining my own identity. I use pictures from my family’s and mine own photography archives to incarnate both a mother figure and a child figure. It gives me an idea of being a mother, without making me afraid of this role.