Tag: mana wāhine

Paddle like a girl

“Waka, paddling, reading the water and the wind, navigating our own paths — all these things are in our whakapapa. In our blood. As wāhine Māori, there’ll probably always be barriers in front of us, but there will always be ways around them too.” — Tui McCaull.

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My name is spelled ‘Araraina’

“We talk about the sorts of things brown women who work in mainly white professions and systems talk about. About how ignorant and racist some Pākehā managers are. About how ignorant and frustrating some Māori managers have become.” — Shelley Burne-Field.

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