Tagata Moana, Activist, Queer, Social Change, Creative, Service, Systems Disrupter
“I am not an individual; I am an integral part of the cosmos. I share divinity with my ancestors, the land, the seas and the skies. I am not an individual, because I share a “tofi” (an inheritance) with my family, my village and my nation. I belong to my family and my family belongs to me. I belong to my village and my village belongs to me. I belong to my nation and my nation belongs to me. This is the essence of my sense of belonging”
(Tui Atua, 2003).
The kaupapa that most drives me is fostering systems and spaces that build positive social change with our rangatahi and for our mokopuna for generations to come. As interconnected beings, I feel that this work takes everyone contributing to our collective dreams, aspirations and healing journeys. Ka whawhai tonu mātou!