What part of the body am I ?

I am connected to myself I pump dark red substances around in circular motion, The art which plays a huge part in my life. I care about important things, people and places, The trace that fills the empty spaces. I carry passion and love, A expression of doves that flies up in the skies, Peeking…

LOVE WITH OUR EYES OPEN

Falling in love is such a challenging aspect in life. We manage to have exceeding trust in others and offer our hearts towards a commitment. The expectation to giving our hearts is for love to be an everlasting joy and happiness. In the history of love, we have come to know that it can hurt,…

Believe in yourself

This world we live in, we are becoming so hegemonic to the attitudes and niches of the growing culture. This picture captures how we are in this society. We have become followers of the so called easy way out; and have shadowed in path of others. We picture a brick wall as a barrier and…

You think you know me

  I’ve always been told I’m so happy Little do they know, most of the time it’s just a mask. Behind it all, is my rolling emotions. Emotions that torture me eternally. I silently scream for help, but a unheard voice that screams, is blinded by the false mask of happiness. A confusion to the…

Teachers with deficit views is affecting Pasifika Education. Culturally sensitive teachers are important

Culturally sensitive teachers in the educational context are highly integral to the performance of young children and students, most importantly Pasifika students. From my experience as a Pasifika student, I feel that discussion about culturally sensitive teachers and those who have ‘deficit’ or stereotypical views of Pasifika students have not been prominent in the academic…