I’ve been writing long enough to know that the writing mojo comes in waves. Sometimes it’s there and sometimes it isn’t. It’s so frustrating when it isn’t, but it will pass. So, I’ve decided to pass the buck somewhat. Instead of forcing something that’s not there, I have asked my mum to write down her recipe for Kiribati donuts. Continue reading Te Toonati (Kiribati Donuts)
Leonardo DiCaprio speaks to scientists, world leaders, politicians, religious leaders and discusses with them the state of our earth.
For I-Kiribati people, we will be particularly proud that Kiribati is highlighted and Anote Tong is featured in the film. Continue reading Before The Flood
But is Kiribati accumulating land quick enough to contend with the increase of rising oceans? Continue reading Can Kiribati Simultaneously Grow and Sink ?
Kiribati is such a tiny country and if you don’t know about the country, then why would you care if it sinks or not? THIS is why people like David Katoatau are so important to Kiribati. Continue reading David Katoatau and why you should never underestimate the Kiribati people
There is no hiding that like so many other Kiribati men, my grandfather was abusive to my grandma. He was physically overbearing over Terira. There is a story that my grandma spent a night clinging to the inside of a well while my grandfather, in a rage, raced around looking for his wife. Continue reading Climate change: why men’s violence against women increases with each rising tide.
If I can’t recognize the power storytelling and the advice my elders are passing onto me, how can I expect my future children to understand? Continue reading Building a Wall (written for The Big Issue)
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