23 Mar Celebrating Women of Pasifika – A Lecture given for Women In History Month at SLCC, Utah

If you ever wondered what I sound like in real life, especially when I’m nervous…on edge…worried someone’s gonna throw rotten eggs at me – here’s your chance!! There’s a video clip up on YouTube for my lecture for Women in History Month, given at SLCC Utah, “The Sinnet of Myth”. The title for my presentation is taken from the poem “Inside us the Dead” by Albert Wendt, specifically where he talks about his mother (and my grandmother) Luisa Patu. Grateful also to inspiration provided by Grace Taylor’s poem on the teine toa who live within us. The lecture was followed by an extensive Q&A which is also on the YouTube clip and covers audience questions about writing, the Telesa Series, and advice for other Pasifika writers/artists. Thank you to the SLCC tech team who recorded the lecture.

Everybody please ignore my fluffy nervousness in this video…

Instead please focus on how nice my big sister’s jacket looks on me – thank you Tanya for lending your pitiful sister some clothes!

A Women’s Worth” – Celebrating Women in History Month: https://youtu.be/Q18rPh7GqYQ

  • vaee

    Awesome speech, presentation. Great to see many future writers/artist ,pasifika young women and men that are inspired and thrilled to do so in this era!

    March 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm
  • Juanita

    I watched the video, you did really well with your presentation. You havent seen me presented i will forget what I am about to present lol. I t was great how you were talking about granmother, mother, sister and daughter. Malo faafetai for sharing you life with us. Keep it up and make the most of it. Alofa atu.

    March 26, 2015 at 1:31 am

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