By: Kailanianna Ablog I was proud to walk around in uniform. The faint thud of my shoes on the hallway tile, the gentle squeeze of a belt around my waist and the jingle of medals on my chest – reminders that, despite having no prior “military-esque” training before joining the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps […]
The idea for Her Voice was birthed out of my trip to New York in 2017 attending the Commission on the Status of women (CSW61) as part of the World YWCA delegate and as a recipient of the UN Women Yvonne Herbert Scholarship. During this trip, I was able to speak in forums and platforms […]
Story by: Dacia TaleniPhotos provided by: Dacia Taleni When you hear the words “Samoan girl”, what do you think about? I used to envision a thin, fair-skinned woman with long dark hair and a wide red lipstick smile. This woman is in all the Samoan movies, advertisements and cultural celebrations. She is always the bride, […]
By: Kryssa Stevenson Early Wednesday morning of November 20th this year, the last transport was made for a controversial wind turbine project under construction in Kahuku, HI. For local residents who have been peacefully protesting the turbines since deliveries began late October, it was heartbreaking, as they fear the turbines will have negative effects on […]
This past summer, Lady Pasifika was incredibly honored to collaborate with an amazing group of Pasifika women that embody everything Lady Pasifika hopes to convey through our platform: fearlessness, passion, community, and unapologetic leadership. With the collaborative effort of these amazing and talented women, Lady Pasifika is completely honored to share this candid story on […]
Photo in preview from: Afakasi Prints Personal Blog written by Contributor: Amanda Stowers It’s not something you realize at first, at least not consciously. You know that you’re different. But as time goes on, you start to keep a mental count of how many times you look around and notice you’re the only one like […]
Very honored to have our first guest writer Me Fuimaono-Poe, FNP-BC, on our blog sharing her personal essay on why Samoans should advocate and stand for Mauna Kea.
Very recently, in the United States, the threat of having the choice to decide to keep one’s pregnancy or not is being challenged across the country. What is meant to be a private, intimate matter for a female, has now become the subject of the nation, and it is frightening. In 2019, individual lawmakers are […]