Taualofa Totua (she/they) is a feature writer whose work is inspired by nostalgic storytelling and legacy. A cadet in the mentorship programme The Next Page, Taualofa aims to centre the voices and experiences of BIPOC. Her writings address racism, family, love, youth, feminism and the impact of colonial systems on Pacific diaspora. She has been published in Salient, Ensemble Magazine, The Spinoff, The Coconet TV and Viva Magazine. Her Moana heritage has roots in the villages Malie, Leulumoega, Sapapali'i & Tuanai in Sāmoa, and Holonga, Toula and Houma in Tonga.
Taualofa Totua on activist artist Kahu Kutia, and the whakapapa of her work Te Pō in Te Tīmatanga Auckland Pride art trail.
The exhibition Raroboys and Friends celebrates the agency of youth at South Auckland’s Māngere Arts Centre.
Queer makers Āhua Collective welcome Pride month with their hopeful second exhibition. Taualofa Totua shares her thoughts.
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