Kiri | Share your why

Kim Anderson-Smith Kiri

Having been brought up in both Pakeha and Maori worlds, I relied on my Pakeha side at a younger age as it seemed easier to get 'ahead', and my Maori heritage has a lot of negative energy towards it based on my upbringing. As I reflect as an adult it was the spiritual aspect to my tipuna and my Maori heritage that 'got me through' I feel things that aren't accepted by my Pakeha whanau at times and I feel as though i've fallen through the cracks of my Maori side and want to learn and relearn more about it.