The canoe is made by the men in the village, but this couldn’t be done without relying on the strength and quality of the women’s rope. A thought which I find so wonderful :) Continue reading Kiribati architecture and design
To crack a joke about rising sea waters demonstrates a clear lack of understanding and education on the subject. If you don’t know what you’re talking about, then keep your mouth shut. Continue reading Why jokes about climate change are so so wrong.
In my own cultural journey, these points are just some of the reasons I allow myself the title of upholding what it means to be a proud I-Kiribati woman… Continue reading The Kiribati woman
Anywhere else in the world, it is a luxury to live by the sea. In Kiribati, it means that you are the first to be without a home. Continue reading The Night I Learned to Fear the Ocean
I love language and how it can be used to inspire, but to be honest – I’m over the climate change conversation. Continue reading Changing the way we talk about climate change.
Tomorrow, High Tide will be showing as part of the festival right in the middle of Melbourne CBD. If you’re around Melbourne, go to the big inflatable island sitting in Federation Square. Continue reading High Tide – life in Kiribati
I have written a children’s book. It is a Kiribati story, with Kiribati characters and told with a Kiribati heart. It is called Teaote & The Wall. Continue reading Teaote & The Wall
I’m not sure if he recognised me or not, but I know for sure he looked at me holding the sign, then smirked, shook his head and kept walking. I’m pretty sure the shaking of the head could be interpreted as ‘what a fucking tree-hugging loser’. Continue reading Team Little Island – why and how you should change the world
People say they love hearing about my culture and all I am doing is talking about Kiribati food, language, religion etc. It may not seem it but I have worked hard at making sure I am connected to my culture. Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Need To Explore Your Culture
I feel more comfortable using the written word to express my thoughts than to stand in front of people that are going about their business with a sign accusing their corporation for ruining the world. But that all changed this week. Continue reading 350 Pacific and the Climate Warriors