I figured I best put some info and links here so you can see and “enjoy” what I been doing. I’m going to treat this blog like a proud grandmother who I forgot to tell important shit to, so bear with me.
I wrote an essay and you can read it HERE
Here is the AMAZING radio documentary produced by Sophie Wilson and co-presented by Dan Taipua. If Afrofuturism is where science fiction and technology meets popular culture of the African diaspora, could it be happening in Aotearoa too? Sophie and Dan talk to various Space Maori and Astronesians including myself. I’m at the end of part two. Very buzzy and nerdy and South SPacific, you’ve been warned – such a blessing to be on this!
I spoke to Australian writer Romy Ash about Aroha Bridge, art and being unfunny in real life lol. Nek minit was on the cover, my expression says it all lmao… sooo you can read the story HERE
SO LET IT BE HOUSE
Violet crew and co(co) back at it again with another International Womans Day rework, listen here and donate cos we’re awesome.
HOROEKA READING GRANT
Recently I was contacted by author Eleanor Catton (yes that one!) who has established the Horoeka Lancewood Reading grant to support New Zealand writers read and research for 3 months. I was blindsided with this surreal offer (to the point I thuggishly asked if she was lying lol). She wasn’t and I accepted, although I’m still in shock with gratitude. My reading is going to be a ‘used-book bootcamp to enlightenment’. While volunteering in a charity shop weekly, I will serendipitously choose and share the donated works of retro experts, feel-good quacks, random geniuses and buzzkill academics. Wish me luck lol.
MORE INTENSE CONVERSATIONS
Heaps happening this year and this post has only really scratched the surface. Don’t worry proud proverbial grandma, I’ll be back and there’s lots more to come