March 21, 2022

Pasifika Queer People are Here, Brown, and Queer – and Not Going Anywhere

New Zealand’s first Pacific Rainbow+ Health and Wellbeing Project investigating healthcare-specific experiences of Pacific Rainbow+ / MVPFAFF+ communities in Aotearoa. “My hunch is that, sometimes when […]
September 27, 2021

The Politics of Being Brown and Queer

At the centre of my identity exists two important markers that make up the core of who I am. My Pacific-ness and my Queer-ness. They exist […]
July 26, 2021

They Call Me a Bunga

Te Papa Museum defines the term ‘bunga’ as a ‘racist expression for a person of colour, especially a Pacific Islander.’ The term has heavy racist connotations […]
July 20, 2021

A Lament on Pacific Queerness

For a long time, there was a degree of severance between my queerness and Pacific-ness. Both impacted the way I saw the world but felt like […]