Maya Ameyaw was born and raised in Toronto by a family of poets and visual artists. Her poetry has previous been published in the independent journals Wake (2014) and From The Root (2016). Her poetry and short stories have also appeared in two community arts anthologies, A Place For Us (2016) and The Double World (2017), which she helped to compile and curate with grants the Toronto Arts Council. She is currently working on her first novel.

Maya is the peer support worker for InkWell Workshops.