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Conquering Colonialism

Petmal Lam by Babiche Martens.
As part of the 2023 Auckland Arts Festival, proud fa'afafine Petmal Lam stars in The Savage Coloniser Show, a stage adaptation of Tusiata Avia’s award-winning poetry collection, The Savage Coloniser Book. Directed by Anapela Polata’ivao and produced by Victor Rodger for FCC Theatre, the company that also adapted Avia’s...
Aucklander David Stock wrote It Will Be Okay for his mother when she was going through a difficult time. “I wanted to give her a message of hope like she gave me when I was coming out,” he says and shares his work with us below. “It will be okay” That’s...
Queer Kiwi Poet Daniel Devenney takes a satirical look at gender identity using their own personal experiences as a catalyst. Gender Identity Pending... When I was six, I was told that dolls were for girls and toy soldiers were for boys. I fucking hated those little green health hazards. Anyone that’s ever stood on...

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