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When He Doesn’t Love you Best

A long time ago, the Hot Man promised to love me above all others. Above all else. But that was before he got his Holden Crewman. But I must admit, it is beeyootiful. Im half in love with it myself... When we lived in New Zealand, the Holden only got brought out of its sacred… Continue reading When He Doesn’t Love you Best

rape and sexual abuse in Samoa, Uncategorized

“Your sexual abuse is disgusting and has brought shame on our family.”

Three weeks ago I wrote an article about rape and sexual abuse in Samoa which was printed in the Samoa Observer, posted here on my blog and shared on various online sites. It was written in response to a national religious leader in Samoa and his comments on rape/abuse but it addressed  widespread views held by many. In… Continue reading “Your sexual abuse is disgusting and has brought shame on our family.”

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Poto – You must Kill Her!

"Poto". - For Samoan Language Week, I'm choosing a few words that have special meaning for me. I am not a fluent speaker of Samoan but I don't think its the sheer number of words we know that define our place within a culture, language or place. My great-aunt was a rather fierce old woman named… Continue reading Poto – You must Kill Her!

Uncategorized, Writers, writing, writing challenges

Things you should know before you date (or heaven forbid, marry) a writer

1. We go to extreme lengths to delay writing. We want you to leave us alone so we can write but then you will find us: color coding the linen cupboard, cleaning out the fridge, baking three different kinds of cookies (For the children dammit!) Emailing that longlost friend from high school that we havent spoken to… Continue reading Things you should know before you date (or heaven forbid, marry) a writer