Vanessa | Share your why

Kia ora koutou, ko Vanessa tōku ingoa. I'm still learning and finding my place, but for me, speaking and learning te reo Māori helps me feel more connected with te ao Māori and my whakapapa. I don't know much about my whakapapa, that knowledge has been lost over many generations. But when I speak or sing or learn I feel closer to them, like that lost knowledge is within my reach.