Theresa | Share your why

I struggled with my identity for years. I never knew my Whakapapa. I never learned the history of my ancestors. Learnt very little Te Reo. I never embraced my Maori because I was uneducated. Always being judged as Maori is a daily occurrence. I signed up for “Papa Tikanga” through Te Wananga O Aotearoa. This is when my eyes were opened. The last year has been empowering for me. I see things more clearly now & have a better understanding of my culture. I’m embracing my identity & passionate to learn more. I want my tamariki to be proud of who they are & feel excepted in society as Maori. I am Maori & proud. ❤️🤍🖤