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Arts

September 15, 2019

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez is a book about, well, data bias in a world designed for men.   The main thesis of this book is that a lot of assumptions we make about people as a whole are only accurate when it comes to […]

September 9, 2019

The path you walk has already been decided.  Like the stars in the sky and the dust on the earth, Remember that you are a child of Ranginui and Papatūānuku.   Born a warrior, You are Tūmatauenga.  Let the knowledge of the way your tūpuna fought their battles shape your mind and body for war.  […]

September 9, 2019

Slowly slipping through the edges of who we are Has been taken and still is Overused senses of the ownership of whenua But do you even ally? Seen are the lenses of authority that tell us  We can do it by ourselves Gone is the thing you call respect With your ways of integrity pinning […]

September 9, 2019

  Globalisation of our tribal species, is that the issue?  Evolved biological mechanisms for war and calamity reside in our brain tissue.   Neurons firing pop pop that’s that M16, Ingroup and out group structures guiding our thoughts and perceptions of who’s on our team Unaware of these cognitive biases  Unconscious wars can wage within […]

August 5, 2019

My grandma had hands that could knead love into Panipopos Sew consideration into pe’as for white sunday And slap sense into the back of my head because I’d giggle at how she said “Luisa aua ke fiaboko” I could see her pride in the way she’d curl ribbons on the ula loles, waddle up to […]

August 5, 2019

When They See Us will leave you provoked, furious, and hopefully socially aware. Created, co-written and directed by the brilliant Ava DuVernay (Selma), she re-enters the foray of telling stories of racial politics, namely that of African American, through the incidents surrounding the infamous Central Park Five. The Netflix miniseries is a harrowing retelling of […]

August 5, 2019

For many of us Pacific people growing up, homegrown music meant “They Don’t Know” by Aaradhna and Savage on blast in the people mover; you and your cousins screaming—“Huh? Yo! That can’t be true! Now you wouldn’t be lyin to my face, now, would you?”  It was that tune from Once Were Warriors: “What’s the […]

August 5, 2019

Mean Fit: From the Hutt to the World   Our Pacific fashion community both here in New Zealand and around the world is thriving. Utilising Pacific ingenuity, the work of both designers and creatives alike are reflective of their Pacific roots through ethical processes, indigenous representation, and an overall sustainable and inclusive ethos. The power […]

August 5, 2019

“It’s not always what you say, it’s how you say it”   When you ask me if I’m algood, the tone in which it is asked will dictate my response.    I watch to see if the curves of your mouth betray a sly smile, or if your eyes stay hardened as they look back […]

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